Wanda Martin, daughter of the late Arthur Wilson and Verna Gibbs Wilson, was born on Sept.12,1942, in Dexter, and died peacefully on Nov. 28, 2012, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 70.
Mrs. Martin was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and daughter.
On June 1, 1962, she was united in marriage to Gary L. Martin at the Assembly of God Church in Essex. She was a member of Sadlers Chapel UMC in Dexter and worked as a beautician, bookkeeper, and phlebotomist throughout her career in the area.
Survivors include her husband Gary; daughters, Andrea, Kendra, and Eleshia; grandsons, Allan and Gavin; sons-in-law, Scott Terrill and Mike Cramblitt; sister, Anna Lois and Floyd Malone of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Robert and LaVonne Wilson of Dixon, Mo., Edward Wilson of Wren, Ga., Loren and Gloria Wilson of Essex, Mo.; and sister-in-law, Joyce Wilson Lacey, of Dexter; in addition to many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Cheryl Martin Boyd, granddaughter, Ariel Boyd; sister, Catherine Rodgers; brother, Nelson Wilson; and nephew, Ben Kruse.
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sadlers Chapel UMC in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Dec.1, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Sadlers Chapel UMC with Rev. Tony Phillips officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery. Funeral arrangements will be conducted by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
The family requests that any memorials be made to 18 Fore Life, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, Mo 63841 or to Eleshia Martin's college fund.