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Mary Lou Martin

April 19, 1932 — December 30, 2013

Mary Lou Martin of Cuba, Missouri was born Tuesday, April 9, 1932 at Centralia, Oklahoma to the union of Wesley and May (Nee: Moor) Nivens and left from this life on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Maries Manor in Vienna, Missouri at the age of 81 years. Mary was united in marriage to Ivan D. Martin on September 30, 1950 at Ferguson, Missouri and to this union two sons were born Dale and Patrick. Mary worked as an office manager for M. Walter Roofing in St. Louis for nearly twenty years before they moved to Cuba in the early 1970's. Mary was a member of the Rolla Bible Church. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking and spent hours reading. In their younger years they did a lot of camping and traveling. Mary watched "Murder She Wrote", "Matlock", "Perry Mason" and "Iron Side", she always liked a good mystery. Many years ago she watched "The Secret Storm" and later "As The World Turns". Mary spent hours with her grandchildren and her great grandchildren spoiling each of them. Mary was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt and friend of many. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mary is preceded in death by her parents Wesley and May Nivens, husband Ivan D. Martin, one brother James Wesley Nivens and other relatives and friends. Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy is her to sons Dale and wife Cynthia Martin of Webster Groves, Missouri and Patrick and wife Sherri Martin of Cuba, five grandchildren Diana and husband Kevin Paglush, Tiffany and husband Brad Poynter, Jacob Martin, Janice Burch and Chelsey and husband Alan Friedmann, six great grandchildren Kolbi Poynter, Seamus Burch, Kayden Friedmann, Haylei Poynter, Sophia Friedmann and Kaine Paglush, sister-in-law Ruthene and husband Dick Krulik of Cuba, brother-in-law Edgar and wife Linda Martin of Dixon, Missouri, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 5:00 till 8:00 PM at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba with Pastor Alex Busenitz officiating. Interment and prayers will follow at the Freeman Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rolla Bible Church in Mary's memory. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Martin family.

Visitation Details

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home

Service Information

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 1:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home

Interment Details

Freeman Cemetery

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