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Bulah M. Martin

November 14, 1927 — March 2, 2022

Bulah M. Martin, 94, Marysville, died Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Blue Valley Nursing Home in Blue Rapids, KS. Visitation will be Sunday, March 6, from noon until 9 p.m., at Kinsley Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 7, at the United Methodist Church in Beattie. Rev. Jim Akins will officiate. Gail Gilkerson will be the organist. The pallbearers will be T.J. Martin, Charoles Martin, Brian Martin, Tagg martin, Derek Martin, Darrin Martin and Roger Skeen. Burial will be in Beattie Union Cemetery. Bulah was born November 14, 1927, to Eber Theodore and Austre (Johnson) Frye at Hardy, NE. She attended several schools in her childhood and later graduated from Marysville High School in 1945. After graduation, she worked in the old Randell Hospital in Marysville. When Community Memorial Healthcare was built, she went to work there for thirty-six years and a nurse aide. At the age of 54, she decided to go back to school and became an LPN and worked for twenty more years at CMH, before retiring. On September 18, 1946, she married the love of her life, Howard L. Martin and to this union five boys were born, Steve, Monte, William, Theodore and James. Bulah was a self-taught artist in oil paints and china paints. Her paintings can be found from coast to coast, she taught numerous people of all ages how to paint on canvas and china dishes. Bulah was a member of the United methodist church of Beattie, serving eight years as president of the church and was a member of auxiliary for twenty-five years. She was known to oversee concessions stands at numerous farm sales. Bulah was known as the pie lady of Marshall County in her later years, up to the the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; son, Monte Martin; daughter-in-law, Wesley Carleen Martin; and great grandchildren, Rykas Moore, Arianna Martin and Ryder Martin. Survivors include sons, Steve (Nancy) Martin, Glenwood, IA, William “Bill” Martin, Marysville, Theodore “Ted” (Ginger) Martin, Blue Rapids, and James “Jim” (Kelly) Martin, Batavia, IL; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-nine great grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren. “Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.” A memorial fund is established to the Beattie United Methodist Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bulah M. Martin, please visit our flower store.


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