Chris­tine Martin

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - NEWS -

Chris­tine Martin, daugh­ter of Roscoe and Beatrice (Edg­mon) Keeter, was born on Fe­bru­ary 20, 1931, in the Whit­mire Com­mu­nity of Adair County, Ok­la­homa, and de­parted this life on Mon­day, Septem­ber 4, 2017, in Fayet­teville, Arkansas, at 86 years of age.

Nine­teen-sev­enty-three was a big year for her; she mar­ried her love, Johnny Martin, on Septem­ber 18, 1973, in Mi­ami, Ok­la­homa, and grad­u­ated with a Mas­ter’s De­gree from North­east­ern State Univer­sity. Johnny and Chris­tine were blessed with over 31 years to­gether, rais­ing their fam­ily, be­fore his pass­ing in 2005.

She at­tended the Whit­mire Com­mu­nity Church for most of her life. Chris­tine was a mem­ber of the Re­tired Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion and the Adair County Home Ex­ten­sion. She worked part time at the Westville Li­brary. Chris­tine was an avid reader and read her Bi­ble daily. Chris­tine was the epit­ome of a “Lady.” She loved trav­el­ing and shop­ping. Chris­tine en­joyed gospel music. Her fa­vorite soloist was Daniel O’Don­nell. Chris­tine was both mother and fa­ther to her four girls for over 55 years. She was a ter­rific cook, en­joy­ing making donuts and choco­late gravy for her fam­ily and any­one else who hap­pened along.

Chris­tine had a unique sense of hu­mor. She was very com­pet­i­tive at cards and board games. Her fa­vorite was “Kings in the cor­ner.” As a fam­ily, Chris­tine, Johnny and the girls en­joyed play­ing domi­noes.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Johnny Martin; par­ents, Ross and Beatrice Keeter; an in­fant grand­son; brother, Bobby Keeter; step­son, Jonny Lee Martin; and sonin-law, Don Maples.

Chris­tine is sur­vived by a lov­ing fam­ily that in­cludes her chil­dren, Diana and Jack John­son, Barb Maples, Joyce and David Lawrence, Deb­bie and Billy Tee­hee; grand­chil­dren, Robert and Ta­batha Tay­lor, Ja­son and Kaci John­son, Chris and Mad­lyn Tay­lor, Shad Lawrence, Shantel Tee­hee; nine great-grand­chil­dren; and a sis­ter, Ar­lene and Danny Smith.

Many other rel­a­tives and friends also sur­vive her.

Funeral ser­vices were held at 10 a.m. Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7, 2017, at Roberts & Hart Chapel, Westville, Ok­la­homa, with Brother Dar­rell La­cie, Brother Matt Wil­son ~ Obit and Jeremy Kel­ley ~ Speaker of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Westville City Ceme­tery, Westville, Ok­la­homa.



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