Elton C. Martin
SYRACUSE — Elton C. Martin, 86, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Hill Top House in Bucklin.
He was born April 7, 1927, in Syracuse to J.C. and Elizabeth Nagle Martin.
He lived in Syracuse, Greensburg and Mullinville since 1937 and graduated from Mullinville High School in 1945.
Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and 1946.
On June 3, 1949, he married Doris Velma Miller in Wichita. She preceded him in death in 1984.
He was the head of transportation for USD 424 in Mullinville for 40 years, retiring in 1989. He also owned and operated E. Martin Sales and Rentals since 1961 and dug graves at the Hillcrest Cemetery since 1970.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Robert Clair Martin; and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Lynn Martin and wife, Sherry, of Garden City, and Michael Dean Martin and wife, Patty, of Peck; one daughter, Elta Kay Rose and husband, John, of Mullinville; two brothers, Kenneth Martin and wife, Betty, and Vernon Martin and wife, Sue; one sister, Norma Baysdorfer and husband, John; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mullinville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Mullinville. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Fleener Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Mullinville United Methodist Church, in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, KS 67054.