Friday, April 18, 2014

NORMA L. MARTIN

7/5/2013

Norma L. Martin, 84, Babcock Place, Lawrence, Kan., passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab LLC.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Garnett. Visitation is set for 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial is planned at Garnett Cemetery.

She was born March 22, 1929, in Brewster, Kan., the daughter of Bill and Pauline (Kammer) Schwerdt.

Norma graduated from Brewster High School in 1947. Following high school, she worked in Goodland, Kan., at a dry goods store and then as a waitress.

Norma was united in marriage to Donald Eugene Martin Sept. 19, 1950, at Goodland; this union was blessed with three children.

They made their home in Goodland until moving to a farm near Ottawa, Kan.

She was a homemaker, and helped her husband run his business, Don’s Propane.

They moved to Garnett in 1997.

Norma moved to the Babcock Place in Lawrence in 2003. While there, she enjoyed the exercise group. She was a wonderful cook and will be missed for her cooking and canning.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Martin, Dec. 9, 2001; son, Bill Martin, Sept. 21, 2001; grandson, Paul Martin; and brother, Dean Schwerdt.

She will be missed greatly by her family and friends. Survivors include two daughters, Diane Spurling and husband, Ken, Lawrence, Kan.; Cathy Monahan, Apache Junction, Ariz.; sister, LaVona Rand, Goodland, Kan.; six grandchildren, Tosha Leach, Dillon Leach, Bobby Martin, Billy Martin, Kevin Spurling and Troy Spurling; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Norma’s family would like to express their gratitude to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Baldwin Healthcare and Midland Hospice for the excellent care she received.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice through the funeral home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com

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