Tracey Martin-Trone

Aug 4th, 1965 - Sep 11th, 2021

Visitation:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Sep. 17th, 2021 5pm-8pm

Service:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, Sep. 18th, 2021 10am

Tracey Martin-Trone

Tracey Lynn Martin-Trone, 56, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Herrin Hospital.

Tracey was born on August 4, 1965 in Marion to Billy Don Robinson and Norma Lynne (Atwood) Robinson-Burklow.  Tracey worked as an RN at the Marion VA.

Survivors include:

Son-Brandon and Tiffany Martin of Johnston City

Life Partner-Larry Trone of Marion           

Father of her son-Patrick Martin of Marion

Sister-Tiffiney Palmer of Atlanta, GA

Brother-Brad Burklow of Zeigler

Sister-Stephanie Jennings of Royalton

Uncles:

Gary Robinson of Herrin

Woody Atwood of Marion

Lanny Atwood of Herrin

John Atwood of Johnston City

Aunt-Lois Guetersloh of Marion

Several nieces and nephews

All her fur babies

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother; her grandparents and her beloved boxer “Sweet Pea”

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Chaplain Keith Rankin officiating.  Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, and the executive order by the Governor of Illinois, those attending the visitation and the funeral service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

Memorials may be made to the Elephant Sanctuary in TN, ASPCA, or This Able Veteran and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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21 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Susan Fowler

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 15, 2021

    Words are insufficient in describing the precious person she was and the positive influence she had on all those around her. I had the privilege of working with Tracey at VA for years. Her dedication to the nursing profession and the Veterans she served, was inspiring. Although in title I was her mentor in leadership, she taught me so much about tenacity, kindness, and friendship in life…lessons wrapped in a beautiful smile. Angels in heaven are singing with her presence! ❤️🙏

  • Guest: Linda Ward

    From: Galatia, Illinois

    Date: September 15, 2021

    I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working with Tracey almost 20 years at the Marion VA. She could light up a room with her smile and her laugh was like none other. We shared many stories of our families and our fur babies; we loved each other’s stories of our crazy Boxer babies shenanigans..She was a friend as well as a coworker. I will miss seeing her, but God needed her more..Forever an angel! My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and sweet fur babies.

  • Guest: Hope Madison Morony

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: September 16, 2021

    Tracey Martin-Trone will be sorely missed but all the sweet memories of her exceptional life will keep her close. How do I describe a lady of elegance, strong convictions, faith in God, an advocate for mankind and all God’s creatures, unwavering love for her family and friends, and a quest for life. The one word that comes to mind and one she would often laughingly say, “ FABULOUS”.
    I thank God for blessing me and this world with the beautiful and inspirational Tracey.

  • Guest: Dawn Walsner

    From: Pittsburg, Illinois

    Date: September 16, 2021

    I have worked with Tracy for 11 years… always so kind and helpful… she will be missed

  • Guest: Linda Davis

    From: Meredosia, Illinois

    Date: September 16, 2021

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Joyce Moesle, DSS, Inc.

    From: lake park fl, Florida

    Date: September 16, 2021

    Tracey was a warm and wonderful woman. I count myself fortunate to have worked with her.

    My deepest sympathies to Tracey’s family, friends, and her colleagues at the VA.

  • Guest: Jamie Hawkins

    From: Mexico, Missouri

    Date: September 16, 2021

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I wanted to share how lucky I was to have the opportunity work with Tracey over the last couple of years and once in-person instance. She was so helpful, always assisting her peers. Her laugh was infectious; what a beautiful person. Sending prayers for comfort and strength during this time. She will missed.

  • Guest: Anne DeStefano

    From: Jamestown, Rhode Island

    Date: September 16, 2021

    I had the privilege of working with Tracey thru several projects that Philips did at VA Marion. Tracey was the site lead and one of the best with whom I’ve worked. She was a strong advocate for staff & patients – always positive, cheerful and willing to go the extra mile. She will be a big loss to all who knew her. My sincere sympathy to all her family.

  • Guest: Anne DeStefano

    From: Jamestown, Rhode Island

    Date: September 16, 2021

    I had the privilege to work with Tracey thru several projects that Philips did at VA Marion. Tracey was the site lead and one of the best with whom I’ve worked. She was a strong staff & patient advocate – always positive, cheerful and willing to go the extra mile. And so much fun. Her loss is huge. My sincere sympathy to all her family.

  • Guest: Heather Russell James

    From: Goreville , Illinois

    Date: September 16, 2021

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her Family and friends. May God bring peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Rosemary Rhine

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 17, 2021

    Words cannot describe that infectious laugh. She had the most incredible kindness and compassion. She was always so caring to staff and veterans. It has been a most precious gift to be able to work with her.

  • Guest: Zenith Perpignani

    From: Carbondale , Illinois

    Date: September 17, 2021

    Tracy was a wonderful, kind, and gentle human being whose wisdom and kindness touched so many lives. She will be forever missed by so many of us, but never, ever forgotten.

    She was Joyful in her often challenging role as a VA Nurse. Keeping your family in my prayers, hold on tight to one another she loved you all so much. God’s Peace

  • Guest: Susan Mallady BH RN

    From: Paducah, Kentucky

    Date: September 17, 2021

    When I first started work at the VA I felt like an outsider. I withdrew and didn’t connect with the other staff. Tracey didn’t allow that and soon had me laughing and connecting with others every day. Her personality shaped nursing at the VA. She was a jewel and I will be forever grateful that she pushed me to interact with my coworkers. She made a difference in the lives of others.

  • Guest: Patty Cosgrove

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: September 17, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Tracy was a such a sweet person. She is missed.

  • Guest: Patty Malone

    From: Stonefort, Illinois

    Date: September 17, 2021

    Worked with Tracey at the Marion VA. Loved her smile and laugh. She always had good things to say about people. She was a great caring Nurse.

  • Guest: VICKY WOLF MARION VA

    From: WEST FRANKFORT, Illinois

    Date: September 18, 2021

    Tracey, I am proud to call you my friend. I will miss your gorgeous smile, your contagious laugh, and bright, lovely, funny personality very much. You are one of the most kindhearted, lovely, and charming co-workers I have had the pleasure of working with and your scrubs were always a delight, fit for every season! Your lovely spirit, devotion, and compassion you have for our Veterans is admired by many. It has been my pleasure and privilege to know you and work alongside you…. you will be missed. #Godspeed

    I am sending prayers of peace and comfort to you all (family and friends). Thank you for sharing such an amazing nurse, friend, mentor, and coworker with us at the VA. God Bless –

  • Guest: Vicky Wolf RN Marion VA

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: September 18, 2021

    I wanted to share this video with you…She was just such an amazing nurse and person….so committed to our Veterans.

    https://youtu.be/rjavfzPrTFU

  • Guest: Rick Trone

    From: Greenville, North Carolina

    Date: September 18, 2021

    It is a tragedy to lose someone like Tracey so soon. I had not seen Tracey in a number of years but I know how important she was to my brother Larry. Tracey and Larry welcomed me into their home many summers when I was a wayward teenager and those experiences were important in shaping the person I am today. For that I will always be grateful. One thing I remember clearly was her “dog voice” which always made me laugh. My deepest condolences to her friends and family. I know she will be missed greatly.

  • Guest: Paula Williams Retired LPN.

    From: Raleigh, Illinois

    Date: September 18, 2021

    I’m so thankful to my Lord for allowing me to work withTracie.at the VA. She never put herself above anyone,she was always there to help and she enjoyed teaching the floor workers what she knew to help our patients and to deliver the best care possible to our veterans and their families. She had compassion and respect.
    I thank my Father in Heaven for the time I had to work with Tracie .

  • Guest: Mary Taylor

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: September 18, 2021

    So sorry to miss her services! Just saw them. Loved Tracey so much. Such a wonderful person.

  • Guest: David and Teresa Bloodworth

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 19, 2021

    Tracey was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was so kind and Always the same when you would see her. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.