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Mary Alyce Martin
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Obituary for Mary Alyce Martin

Mary Alyce Martin, 85, of Iowa City, formerly of Eldon, MO passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Melrose Meadows Assisted Living.

A Gathering will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 11:30 – 12:45 PM at The Heritage Center, Milton, IA.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1 PM at Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton, IA with Pastor Chad Courter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Disabled Veterans Foundation, Essence of Life Hospice, or Trinity Southern Baptist Church of Eldon, MO.

Mary was born on July 1, 1931 in rural Scotland County, MO to Orin and Ruby (Barton) Cone. She was united in marriage to Leo Richard Martin on March 6, 1969 in Versailles, MO; he preceded her in death on September 29, 2012. Mary was a member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church of Versailles, MO.

Mary enjoyed working with youth throughout much of her life including at the YMCA in Keokuk and with Leo in her church. She was happy when she was outside with her plants, on Mississippi River or on the Lake of the Ozarks. She loved all animals and throughout her life she raised and cared for a large assortment of animals including dogs, cats, parakeets, chickens, ducks hummingbirds, a turkey and horses. Mary and Leo made many lasting friends and experienced much joy showing their Missouri Foxtrotters and Tennessee Walking Horses including World Grand Champions.

In addition to her husband, Leo Martin, Mary was preceded in death by her Step-daughter, Joyce Hutcherson.

Mary is survived by her brother, Eugene Cone of Iowa City (formerly of Milton IA); and his three children, Pamela Humble of Hamilton, IL, Richard Cone of North Liberty, IA, and Pat Cone-Fisher (Scott) of Iowa City; three Step-Children, Leo “Dick” Martin Jr. (Mary) of Eldon, MO, James “Jim” Martin (Sandy) of Barnett, MO, and Rose Miller (Ed) Moorseville, NC; Step-Son-In-Law, Ron Hutcherson of Elk Creek, VA; Nineteen Grandchildren; Seventeen Great-Grandchildren; and Three Great-Great-Grandchildren; brother-in-law, Carol Bryant of Holbrook, AZ; her beloved Sheltie, Sadie; and many extended family.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to the kind staff at Melrose Meadows and Essence of Life Hospice.

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11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Heritage Center

Maple and Main
Milton, Iowa 52570





1:00 PM
Sunnyside Cemetery

405 E. Delaware Avenue
Milton, Iowa 52570

Cemetery Details


Sunnyside Cemetery

405 E. Delaware Avenue
Milton, Iowa 52570

Memorial Contribution

Trinity Southern Baptist Church

13537 Church Road
Versailles, MO 65084

Essence of Life Hospice

3207 220th Trail
Amana, IA 52203

Disabled American Veterans -- Iowa Office

VARO -- 566 Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

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