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 Martina Louise <I>Sanders</I> Allen

Martina Louise Sanders Allen

Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
Death 18 Jan 2017 (aged 86)
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 175481788 · View Source
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Martina Louise Allen

Martina Louise Allen, age 86, of Edina, MO, passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 18, 2017, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL, surrounded by her family.

She was born February 21, 1930, in Putnam County, MO to Claude McKinley and Callie Marie Fetchling Sanders. Martina was united in marriage to Richard (Dick) Francis Allen of Edina, MO, on July 18, 1948, in Kirksville, MO. Her husband preceded her in death on November 27, 1982. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Darl Sanders; and a grandson, Logan Steven Allen.

Surviving family includes one daughter, Theresa Hamlin and husband, Mike, of Edina; one son, Steven Allen and wife, Sonya, of Edina. Surviving grandchildren include, Amy Garrett and husband, Eddie, of Chapel Hill, NC; Travis Hamlin and partner, Shania Ewalt, of Edina, MO; Alesia McDaniels and husband, Marty, of Centreville, IA; Gregory Allen of Fairfield, IA; and Gerard Allen of Centreville, IA; Dylan Morgret of Columbia, MO; Shane Hamlin and wife, Stephanie, of LaBelle, MO; and Ronnie Hamlin and wife, Angie, of Lewistown, MO. Martina was blessed with great grandchildren: Greyson, Ella, Kaysleigh, Emily, Macy, Isabella, Carmela, Micayla, Kalob, Soren, and Kristopher.

Martina was reared in Adair County, MO, and was a graduate of Kirksville High School. After their marriage, she and Dick lived in Colorado, Texas and Florida during Dick’s military service in the Air Force. In 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Allen built, owned and operated the Bon Air Motel in Edina, MO. Martina later worked for Parson and Nunan, Inc. of Edina for a number of years, and then was employed by Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina for twenty-five years until her retirement. Martina enjoyed working in business roles in service to the public throughout her life.

Martina enjoyed riding motorcycles with her family, and she and Dick were charter members of the Golden Eagles Motorcycle Club. The couple also obtained their pilot’s licenses, and enjoyed flying their Cesena 180 airplane. They also enjoyed boating and water skiing together with their family. Later in life, Martina traveled throughout Europe, Canada and the USA as often as possible. She enjoyed visiting historical attractions and art museums on her trips. She was an honorary grandmother to many throughout the community and known for her upbeat, spunky personality. She loved Cardinals baseball, laughing with friends and family, fashion shopping, family genealogy, and had a passion for life.

She was a member of the Matilda Chapter #411 Order of the Eastern Star of Edina, and was a member of the Edina Assembly of God Church. Martina was firm in her Christian walk and knew God always walked beside her through the happy days as well as the cloudy days.

Martina - a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend - will be greatly missed, but treasured in our hearts forever.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Pastor Rick Barnes and Pastor Tresia Griffith will officiate the services. Burial will be in Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, MO.

Musical selections will be “He Touched Me” and “Amazing Grace”.

Casket bearers will be Travis Hamlin, Dylan Morgret, Marty McDaniels, Gregory Allen, Gerald Allen and Alan Rimer.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 12:00 noon till time of services at 2:30 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.

Memorials may be made to the Knox County Nutrition Site and may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.

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  • Created by: Pam Witherow
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175481788
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martina Louise Sanders Allen (21 Feb 1930–18 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175481788, citing Park View Memorial Gardens, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Pam Witherow (contributor 47364463) .