Diane Martin


Diane Adel Martin of Miami entered into rest Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was 75.

Mrs. Martin was born June 17, 1934, in Chicago, Ill. She lived in the Baxter Springs, Kan., Picher and Miami area all of her life.

She worked for many years with her family at Martinís Supermarket in Picher. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Miami, the Twentieth Century Club, the P.E.O., Miami Golf and Country Club, 13th Century and Zeta-RHO Sorority. Survivors include her husband, Max Martin of the home; two sons, Gregg Martin of Quapaw and Brian Martin and his wife Shara of Miami; one daughter, Kim Johnson and her husband Jimmy of Miami; one sister, Virginia Ness of Baxter Springs, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Miami. The Rev. Helen Hutchison will officiate. Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery of Miami.

Pallbearers will be Gregg Martin, Brian Martin, Dewayne Treece, Rusty Messenger, Bob Hunt, Jody Bingham and Brett Bingham. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Johnson, Drew Johnson, Cade Johnson and Jim Fleming.