Rites Held For
Leo Martin, 49,
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday for Leo Martin, a Waltonville
businessman and one of Jefferson county's best known and liked citizens.
Mr. Martin, 49, died at 12:10 p.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital following
an apparent heart attack. His sudden and unexpected death came as a shock to the
Waltonville community and his many friends throughout Jefferson county. For the
past 25 years Mr. Martin, who was known as "Bud" by his friends, had operated a
garage and service station at Waltonville. He became suddenly ill Sunday morning
and was taken to the hospital, where he died shortly after noon. Mr. Martin was
active in community affairs at Waltonville over the years, having served on both
the school board and the village board. He was also active in politics, serving as
Republican precinct committeeman, a position he held at the of his death. He was a
member of the Waltonville Methodist church, Masonic Lodge 918 of Sesser, Ainad Temple
of East St. Louis, Knights Templar, the Jefferson County Shrine Club, and the Modern
Woodman of America.
He was born January 7, 1916 in Jefferson county, the son of Krekel and Nellie (Shelton)
Martin. He was a lifetime citizen of this county. He was a lifetime citizen of this county.
He was married to Marjorie Mannen, who survives. He is also survived by his mother,
Mrs. Nellie Martin of Waltonville; and a sister, Mrs. Max Shurtz of Waltonville.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville,
with the Rev. E. L. Gulley officiating. Burial was in Knob Prairie cemetery.
Source: The Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford