Vadola Martin, daughter of the late Richard Overton and Lula Jackson Overton Hodge, was born in McGee on January 30, 1922, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on September 15, 2017, at the age of 95 years, 7 months and 16 days.
She had lived in the Puxico area all of her life. She was a member of the Life Chapel Assembly of God Church in Puxico where she was active in the WM's at the church. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed making chicken and dumpings for the church and cooking corndogs & goat meat for the Goat Shack at the Puxico Homecoming.
On January 20, 1942, she was married to Elmer Martin in Bollinger County. He preceded her in death August 7, 1984. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a loving step-father, Washington Hodge, one daughter, Barbara White, two grandsons Corey & Eric Martin, one great grandson Tyler Doublin; her brothers, Benton, Basil, Bazzlel, Buford, Richard; three sisters, Vernola Overton, Velvadean Hendrix and Ruth George; a step-sister, Lula Potter.
Surviving are seven sons & wives, Ron & Elvena Martin of Dexter, Duane Martin of St. Roberts, Missouri, Gary & Lois Martin of Millersvile, Missouri, Tony & Leslie Martin of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Roger & Robin Martin and Randy & Cindy Martin all of Puxico, Misouri, Gordon & Carolyn Martin of Wentzville, Missouri; three daughters & husbands, Gloria & Lonnie Massey of Sedgewickville, Missouri; Priscilla & Larry Hull of Old Appleton; Missouri, Lynetta & Mike Baldwin of St Peters, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
Visitation will be Sunday September 17, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxcio.
Services will be held Monday, September 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Life Chapel Assembly of God Church In Puxico with the Rev. Glenn Epps of Puxico officating.
Interment will be in the Rock Piont Cemetery near Swinton with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of all the arrangements.