John J. Martin

John J. Martin, 89, Independence, MO passed away Monday, April 4, 2005. A memorial service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Ivanhoe United Church of Christ, 6512 Woodson Rd, Raytown, MO. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ivanhoe UCC and Crossroads Hospice. John was born December 17, 1915 in Bridgeport, CT. He came to the KC area in 1940 to be a supervisor at Remington Arms Munitions Company, Lake City Plant. John retired from Standard Milling Co as a Triffic Manager in 1974. He met and married Freda Brune and had two daughters. His second wife of 23 years, Vivian, preceded him in death in 1991 in Climax Springs, their home for many years. He is also preceded in death by: parents, John Edwar & Jennie Seaman Martin; brother, Ernest Martin; sister, Margaret Kaatz. Survivors include: daughters & sons in law, Jan & Fred Bredehoeft, Karen Puhr, both of Independence, MO; step-children, Carol & Herb Searcy, Raytown, MO, Georgetta Richie, Parker, CO; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and niece, Lois Brown, Brooklyn, NY.

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