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Margaret Martin

Margaret Martin

Margaret Evelyn, nee Goodhue, Martin, 90; of New Athens, IL; formerly of West Palm Beach, FL; born February 24, 1923 in Ipswich, Massachusetts; passed away on Sunday, April, 14, 2013 at the New Athens Home for the Aged.

Ms. Martin was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church. She was a Registered Nurse for over 50 years. Margaret loved her profession and over her career served in all areas of nursing from labor and delivery to rehabilitation and geriatrics. She was a member of the American Nurses Association and the New Athens Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents – William and Annie, nee Littlefield, Goodhue, Sr. One brother – William Goodhue, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter – Patricia (Robert) Kreher of New Athens, IL. 2 step – grandchildren – Andrew (Amy) Kreher of Troy, IL; Allison (Ervin Robinson) Kreher of New Athens, IL. 4 step great grandchildren – Sophie, Ryan, Madison, Alexandria.

Memorials may be made to St. Agatha Catholic School; New Athens Home for the Aged or in the form of Masses

Visitation: Friends may call at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL of Wednesday , April 17, 2013 from 9:00am to 9:45am.

Service: Mass will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10:00am with Father James Nall officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I was so sorry to just learn of the passing of Aunt Margaret. She was a kind and loving person. Please contact me.

    Posted by: Hazel Clack – West Palm Beach, FL – niece & step-daughter Jul 20, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    She wasn’t my grandma by blood, but she meant everything to me, and earned the respect of being called Grandma. Most of my fondest childhood memories include her and all the special things she did for my sisters and me, and with us. I will forever cherish the indoor/outdoor Easter egg hunts and the picnics on the front lawn. She taught me many valuable lessons that I am not passing on to my own children. I think about her often. She was an amazing woman.

    Posted by: Audrea Lotman – OR – Granddaughter Aug 19, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    My grandmother’s heart was huge, and her love was unconditional. We had many years of great memories, and I will forever be grateful. I remember all the wonderful holiday events, and the hours of playing games with her. She is forever going to be missed, but never forgotten. I love you grandma with all my heart.

    Posted by: Lauretta Martin – Quignon – Eagle Point, OR – granddaughter Aug 19, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    I can hear her voice just looking at this photo of her and that huge smile that she always wore. Her laughter was contagious and her kindness was unending. I remember putting on plays for her and my grandpa in their living room with my sisters. We would create costumes out of paper bags and whatever else we could find and come up with short skits and then perform for them. I always loved when we made the trip to

    … more

    Posted by: Audrea Lotman – Grandchild Apr 14, 2016

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