A. Byrdell Byrdell Martin

January 19, 1932May 17, 2013

A. Byrdell Martin, 81, of Evansville, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at Deaconess Hospice Care Center. She was born January 19, 1932, in Vanderburgh County.

Byrdell’s first job after high school was as a secretary with the EVSC. She then graduated from Deaconess School of Nursing, Indiana University and Emory University where she attained a Master’s Degree. Following her education, Byrdell started as a nurse at Deaconess Hospital. She became a school nurse for the EVSC and retired years later as the Supervisor of EVSC Nurses. She was a very active member of Centenary United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School there for over 50 years. She was extremely active at work, church, and in professional organizations. Helping others was an important part of her character. Byrdell was seldom home and when she was, she was often in the midst of planning for ways she could care for and brighten the lives of others.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Albinus and Dorothy Martin.

Byrdell is survived by her brothers, Donald Martin and wife, Dorothy, and Darwin Martin and wife, Geraldine; sister, Melba DeMuth and husband, Dan, all of Evansville; eight nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 14340 Old State Road, officiated by Reverend Daniel Walker, with burial in Centenary Church Cemetery. Friends may visit Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at Alexander North Chapel and Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church Memorial Fund for Byrdell Martin, 14340 Old State Road, Evansville, IN 47720 or to the Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarships, 600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747. Condolences may be made online at


  • Visitation Monday, May 20, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A. Byrdell Byrdell Martin

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Laura Kohlman

May 21, 2013

Laura and I extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Byrdel.. Due to illness we are not able to pay our respects personallt

Laura And Herman Kohlman

Irma Reinhart Singleton

May 20, 2013

I am a cousin of Byrdell's. I had breakfast with her and others several months ago at Pie Pan. It was so good to see her! I am unable to attend her funeral as I cannot get around at this time. My sincere sympathy to her family. She was a wonderful person.

Deanne Lind (Guthrie)

May 20, 2013

The Lord has called Byrdell home but he has left a lot of wonderful memories in exchange. I have very fond memories of Byrdell growing up in Evansville and at Centenary Church. She was a wonderful Sunday School teacher and was always involved in Vacation Bible School and Jr. Church. I can't think of my childhood and Centenary without thinking of Byrdell. She was truly a blessing to my life.

May 19, 2013

My sympathy to Byrdell's family and friends. She touched so many lives with her kindness and wonderful smile. I will always remember her for all her words of wisdom during our time in nurses training, she was the one we all turned to when we needed guidance and a good listener. This is a time to celebrate her life as she was truly a wonderful person.
Phyllis Stateler Lewis Deaconess School of Nursing .. Class of 1960