"Dignity without Compromise"

Sarah Kathryn "Katy" Martin

Sarah Kathryn "Katy" Martin passed away December 29, 2004. She died as she spent her last few years, in serenity and peace surrounded by her children. Katy was born in Okmulgee on January 31, 1921, the fifth of sixth children of Thomas Humphrey and Nannie Lou King McBrayer. She went through Okmulgee schools, graduating from high school in 1939. She attended Okmulgee Business College, after which she worked at the Gift Shop and then at the Okmulgee County Treasurerís Office. She married Henry G. Martin on September 14, 1944 who preceded her in death in 1997. They were owners of Martin Monument Company until 1990.

Katy was actively involved in her childrenís lives as they grew up and took great delight in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a life-long member of First United Methodist Church teaching Sunday School, a member of the Harmony Class, and UMW. She was a past President of Sesame Club and Chapter E.R. of P.E.O.

Katy is survived by her younger sister Nana Lou Mahala of Oklahoma City, her children Henry G. Jr. (Hank) and Susie Martin of Midwest City, William Jo (Bill) and Danna Martin of Okmulgee, Marilyn Kay and Gary Moore of Dallas, TX, grandchildren Chris and Channa Martin of Midwest City, Megan Martin of Huntsville, TX., Leigh Anne and Steve Self of Tulsa, Ben, Tim, and Nancy Martin of Okmulgee, and Melanie and John Moore of Dallas, TX and three great-grandchildren Ashleigh, Mariah, and Robbie Martin of Midwest City.

We wish to thank the staff of the Plantation House Assisted Living Center for their gentle care during Katyís years of residence. We also appreciate the compassionate and professional assistance of the staff of Okmulgee Memorial Hospital in her finals days. A special thank you to Pearlie Weathers, Nanye Talton and Elneeda Motte. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to First United Methodist Church Okmulgee in her name.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Craig Denslow officiating. Burial will be in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday from 1 until 8 pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 until 8 pm.