November 28, 2002

(4/25/1921 - 11/17/2002)

Teddy Woodrow Martin, 81, passed away November 17, 2002, at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, MO.

Ted was born April 25, 1921 in Schuyler County, MO, the son of Alonzo Francis Martin and Dora Anne McNary Martin.

Ted married Mildred Florence Bondurant, November 22, 1945, at the home of Rev. Bennett Bradbury in Lancaster, MO. She survives.

He is survived by Dorene and (Jerry) Russell of Queen City, MO, Donna Small and fiancÚ, Richard Hiltabidle of Kirksville, MO, Shirley Gardner and fiancÚ, C.W. Gardine of Lancaster, MO, Becky and (Bob) Howe of Novinger, MO, Stanley and (Marcia) Martin of Lancaster, MO, and Cathy and (Rick) Vincent of Queen City, MO; grandchildren include Brian Russell, Shawn and (Tuesday) Russell, Traci Turner and fiance, Ryan Johnson, Carna and (Reed) Jackson, Gabriel Small, Aaron Small and friend, Rachel Myers, Joshua Small, Leslie Gardner, Christopher and (Heather) Gardner, Daniel Howe, Joseph Howe and friend, Holly Burg, Kristin Martin, Vanessa Martin, Jordan Martin, Matthew Vincent and friend, Travia Kennedy, Tyson Vincent, Travis Vincent and Alyssa Vincent; great-grandchildren include, Anthony Russell, McKenzie Russell, Baylea Turner, Tyler Turner, Brier Gardner, Jacob Gardner, Daniel Stephen Howe, Dylan Howe, Dalton Howe, Logan Burg, Nolan Seaton and Preston Martin. Other family surviving is sisters-in-law, Mrs. (Homer) Arlene Martin, Mrs. (Harold) Fern Bondurant and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Harry, Birney, Homer, Fred, and sisters, Daisy (Lantiser), Wilma (Long) and Nellie (Lamb).

In 1942, Ted joined the service and fought during World War II. Ted was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star, Good Conduct Medal and The Belgium Fourragere. Ted worked with the Schuyler County Road and Bridge crew for 29 years, while farming with his wife and children. Ted truly enjoyed sharing good times with his friends, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Downing Baptist Church and VFW and a friend to many.

Funeral services were held November 21, 2002 at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, MO. Interment was in the Arni Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandsons.

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