Karan Martin

Sep 15th, 1942 - Sep 10th, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Sep. 13th, 2018 5pm-8pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Sep. 14th, 2018 11am

Karan Martin

Marion-Karan Kay Martin, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 10, 2018 at her home in Marion.

Karan was born on September 15, 1942 in Marion to George (Rudy) Walter and Ruth Virginia (Cooksey) Bond. She met Andy Martin while working at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis and they were married December 4, 1965 at Third Baptist Church in Marion.

Karan was a graduate of Deaconess Hospital of Radiology. After spending many years as a stay at home mom, she worked twenty plus years as a radiologist and mammographer at Cherry Street Clinic until her retirement.  She enjoyed quilting and sewing, baking and cooking and loved the Green Bay Packers football.

Karan is survived by her sons, Jeffrey James Martin (Jenna Nance) of Marion, Patrick Walter Martin of Pryor, OK and Ryan Martin (Summer) of Marion; three grandchildren, Skyler Martin, Faith Stacey and Gaige Rice of Marion.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Andy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11am and Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. John Johnson officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the family and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit bluefuneralhome.com

12 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Kenya Gurley

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: September 11, 2018

    I worked with Kay on Cherry St. She was always so sweet and funny. She definitely loved her family. I still use the Christmas stocking she made for me, I’m also sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. Praying for peace and comfort for the family.

  • Guest: Barbara Hinshaw Shannon Goodwin

    From: Lenexa, Kansas

    Date: September 11, 2018

    My deepest sympathies. I spent summers wit Uncle Rudy and Aunt Ruth and Kay when I was a child. Many good memories of those days. It was Kay, Billy Dean, my brother Jack and me. Seems like yesterday!

  • Guest: Sue Ellen Drewer

    From: Highland , Illinois

    Date: September 12, 2018

    Kay and I first met when her cousin, Bill, would have his birthday celebration close to Halloween. Bill went to my grade school, and Kay and I became good friends in Jr. High and spent a lot of time together in High School at Teen Town and football games and the movies. I got to sing at Kay and Andy’s wedding, and I visited them in St. Louis when I lived just across the river in Highland, Il. We have been lifelong friends, and I will miss her cheery personality at our next class reunion.

  • Guest: Jerry Pulley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 12, 2018

    Didn’t have the opportunity to be with her or her husband very often, but when I was, they were a wonderful pair. They will be truly missed. Go Pack Go! Our deepest condolences!!

  • Guest: Leslie Somers

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 12, 2018

    What a sweet lady your mom was. I worked at a doctor’s office in the Cherry Street clinic for a few years with her. She was great with our patients and just a fun person to be around. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Mitzi Cline

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: September 12, 2018

    I met Kay many years ago when she did my mammogram and we instantly became friends. Kay and I would get together quite often talking about our favorite topic Quilting, Through the years we would go shopping to find quilt shops and spent hours in Paducah and of course JoAnn Fabrics. Spending many hours with her family was always enjoyable and seeing her sons grow toward their manhood. Kay loved her family dearly and was a true friend of mine; a great gal, caring and loving to all those she knew. I will miss Kay very much and her memory will always remain in my heart. Kay, you are truly at peace now and God will watch over you as He always did through your life here on earth. I miss you my dear friend.

  • Guest: Julie Martin Blumentritt

    From: Phoenix, Arizona

    Date: September 12, 2018

    She was a sweet sister-in-law!

  • Guest: Mike and Patti Green

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 12, 2018

    We want to express our deepest sympathies. Kay was a big part of my life in my early years and she was special to me. She and Andy included me in their wedding. I was unaware that Andy had passed away recently as well. God bless you all in this sad time. I am living part time out of state and cannot express this to you personally, but know I am with you in thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Mary Jo Moore

    From: West Paducah, Kentucky

    Date: September 12, 2018

    Kay and I met our Freshman year and graduated together from M.H.S. She was fun loving and the kind of friend you could always count on. She loved her family and will be missed by all! She is with Andy now, the love of her life.

  • Guest: Alan Fox

    From: Wilmington, Illinois

    Date: September 13, 2018

    So very sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. I only learned about Andy three days ago. I pray that God grants the gift of peace to the entire Martin family. Kay was a classmate from 7th grade on. She and my wife, Arlene, were life long friends. Billy Dean was in school with me from 1st grade on and was one of my closest friends. I spent lots of afternoons and nights at his house. Whenever Arlene and I were back in Marion we would go out to eat with Andy and Kay–Andy and I would pretty much listen as the girls always had lots to talk about. Will miss them both!

  • Guest: sonja fleming

    From: marion, Illinois

    Date: September 13, 2018

    So sorry to hear this. She went to school with my sister and I first seen her at the Cherry Street Pharmacy. After all those years past, I walked up to her and said Hi Kay-Kay Bond right? She said yea. I really liked her and went to a couple of her yard sales and met her husband. She was sweet and good at her job.

  • Guest: Elisabeth Gratias

    From: Grants Pass, Oregon

    Date: September 14, 2018

    Jeff, Patrick, Ryan, and rest of the family, so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of my Aunt Kay; she was sweet and kind and I even picked up her accent when we were together for a short time.
    Your cousin,
    Beth (Blumentritt) Gratias