The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 25, 2014

Della Marie Martin

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Della Marie Martin, age 88, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Webb City Health & Rehab.

She was born on June 18, 1925, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Theodore A. Berry and Bessie Washburn Berry. Della worked as a seamstress at the Elders Clothing Factory in Carl Junction and Webb City, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carl Junction.

She married Merle J. Martin on Jan. 2, 1943, in Joplin, Mo. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2002.

Della is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Laughlin and husband, Roger, of Carl Junction, and Nancy Ulmer and husband, Tommy, of Pittsburg, Kan.; sons, Jerry Martin, of Webb City, Carl Dean Martin and wife, Sharon, of Carl Junction; seven grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, of Carl Junction, with Rev. Russell Roderique officiating. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. Those serving as pallbearers will be, Josh Laughlin, Trevor Wallis, Darrell Hicks, John Lundien, Ryan Evitts and Jeff Ulmer. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Carl Junction Cemetery Association.

Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

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