OBITUARY

Earline Martin

August 9, 1926May 4, 2019
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Martin, Esther "Earline" (nee) Mitchell

Age 92 of Coon Rapids, MN passed away May 4, 2019 from complications of Alzheimer's disease surrounded in love, with family by her side.

Earline (Bapoo to her grandchildren) was born August 9, 1926 and raised in Grenada, MS, the daughter of Roy and Louise Mitchell.

She is preceded in death by her Husband of 65 years, Duane Martin; Grandson, Christopher Martin; Brothers, Roy Jr, Dewey, Paul, Morgan and Sister, Beelah.

Earline was a southern belle who met Duane in 1944 at Camp McCain, MS where he was a soldier with the 94th Infantry Division during WWII. They were married one month before he was shipped overseas to Europe. When he came back from the war she followed him to Reeve, WI to start a family. They eventually settled in Coon Rapids in 1960. She was a 21 year employee in the emergency room at the University of Minnesota Hospital, retiring in 1988.

Earline is survived by her Children, Patricia Joy (Ronald), Michael (Pat), Jeffery (Barbara) and Terri DuBois (William). She has five surviving Grandchildren, Chad Martin (Krista), Ron Martin (Jessica), Cory Martin (Rebecca) and Brad Lawrence along with Six Great-grandchildren.

Earline will be remembered for the way she loved everyone. She always wanted to give hugs and tell people how much she loved them. She was a beautiful and strong woman who loved to work, not only outside the home, but in and around her home doing yard work and decorating.

~Service~ Saturday May 11, 2019 12:00 noon at Meadow Creek Church 3037 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW Andover, Minnesota 55304.

Family and friends will gather for visitation one hour prior to the service with a reception to follow.

The family would like to thank the staff at Walker Methodist Plaza Memory Care for the care they gave our mother and also Allina Health Palliative Care and Hospice. Your love and care for her will not be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may also be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Meadow Creek Church in Andover, MN.

"There is one thing that Alzheimer's cannot take away, and that is love. Love is not a memory - it's a feeling that resides in your heart and soul."

  • FAMILY

  • She is preceded in death by her Husband of 65 years, Duane Martin; Grandson, Christopher Martin; Brothers, Roy Jr, Dewey, Paul, Morgan and Sister, Beelah.

    Earline is survived by her Children, Patricia Joy (Ronald), Michael (Pat), Jeffery (Barbara) and Terri DuBois (William); Five Grandchildren, Chad Martin (Krista), Ron Martin (Jessica), Cory Martin (Rebecca) and Brad Lawrence;
    Six Great-grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association or Meadow Creek Church in Andover, Minnesota

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Service of Remembrance Saturday, May 11, 2019

Memories

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Ciara Walker

May 8, 2019

Sweet Earline, I will always remember the days I would come into your room and just see a smile so bright. You were the sweetest and always gave the best hugs. I’m going to miss Your presence at Walker. Seeing you at the dining table where you and your “gang” or what I called “THE GOLDEN GIRLS” would sit at everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner and you pointing to me saying “COME HERE” and you would give me the biggest hug ever, I’ll miss your hugs the most. I can tell you the Golden girls are missing you too. They stop by your room every so often wondering where you are. :( Rest in Love. You’ve got your wings now sweet Angel 😇❤️

Samuel Omao

May 8, 2019

Earline working at walker without you makes my job harder. Your vacancy will be greatly felt. Heaven just gained a wonderful soul. Rest in perfect peace.

NYIMA SANYANG

May 6, 2019

Earline was kind and loving, I remember before moving to Texas, I went to her Room and told her that we are moving, she gave a hug and said I appreciate all the help you gave me and everyone here,... she was always helping someone in the dining room, even went to tell her you got this. This memories and many more I will cherish forever
Rest In Peace dear Mama♥️♥️♥️

Prisca Negah

May 6, 2019

Earline will hug me uncountable times a day at work. Our last one on one talk on the day she left for the hospital , she was like please come quick, when I rushed to her thinking she needed help, she told me, "I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW , I LOVE YOU SO MUCH" her words melted my heart, i hugged her and I told her, I love you too so much.A memory I will keep for a life time. She was an epitome of Love. Forever in my heart. 💕💕

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