Doris Lee Martin

Feb 28th, 1940 - Mar 18th, 2021


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Mon, Mar. 22nd, 2021 5:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Tue, Mar. 23rd, 2021 1:00 PM


New Salem Cemetery

Tue, Mar. 23rd, 2021 2:00pm

Doris Lee Martin

Marion-Doris Lee Martin, age 81, of Marion, passed away at 10:30pm on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at her home in Marion.

Doris was born in Marion on February 28, 1940, the daughter of Harold Hobe and Elberta Lenora (Whitehead) Tanner. She married Edward Martin, Sr. in Johnston City on May 29, 1956. He preceded her in death on October 18, 2016.

Doris spent her life as a homemaker and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be missed by all those that knew and loved her.

Survivors include:

Son-Edward Martin, Jr. of Johnston City

Daughter-in-law- Carlettia Martin of Marion


Jeremy Martin and wife Jackie of Marion

Derek Martin and wife Chayla of Marion

Cody Martin and wife Taylor of Marion

Great grandchildren:

Blake Martin

Brooklyn Martin

Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers- John and Gary Tanner.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Roger Potocki officiating.  Burial will follow at New Salem Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5pm-7pm on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to SIH Cancer Institute and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/Marion, IL   62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

2 Guestbook Messages


    From: HOMEWOOD, IL, Illinois

    Date: March 21, 2021

    Doris was my beloved sister in law for almost 65 years. Though we lived far apart, we enjoyed one another each time my husband & I visited. Always with a welcoming smile and a ready laugh. She was very gifted with needle work and loved doing crafts.
    She became the, “church mother.: I well remember Saturday mornings when there was a stream of people just walking into the kitchen, grabbing a cup of coffee and dragging a chair to visit @ the table. whoever poured the last cup of coffee had to make the next full pot on the Bunn and once brewing began, had to prepare the filter for the next pot. Everyone knew and followed the rules!
    No one was ever turned away, and always felt a part of the family
    Love ruled that home!
    i feel so blessed to have had her love and friendship all these years.
    rest in peace, free of pain and the cares of this world

  • Guest: LaDonna and Danny Campbell

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 23, 2021

    To the Martin family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. We truly have lost a beautiful friend that was a mother to many. She loved her family and friends always there to help never expecting anything in return other than a thank you. God has received his angel. May God comfort you all.