Our angel, Mary Alice Martin of Chesterfield, MO passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the age of 75. Mrs. Martin was a native of Mounds, Illinois. She retired from both General Motors and Monsanto and had served on the homeless board of St. Charles County.
Loving wife of 56 years to Kenneth Martin; most devoted mother of David Martin and Kristina Smyth. Dearest grandmother to Drew, Mary, Hazel, and Timothy and great-grandmother to Ava, Kolton, Kaiden, Jayce, Kaylyn, Clara, Cameron, and Makaylah. Cherished sister of James Pirtle, Dennis Pirtle, Nancy Swanson, and Joyce Foltz. She also leaves behind her many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Hazel Boren Pirtle and Thomas Olen Pirtle, and her brother, Robert Pirtle.
A life celebration memorial service will be held outdoors for family and friends in the spring of 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18