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Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Viola C. Martin

July 13, 1924June 9, 2019
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Viola C. Martin, 94 years of age passed away on June 9, 2019 at Autumn Woods Health Campus in New Albany. She was born on July 13, 1924 in Corydon, Indiana to the late Edmond and Ethel Stonecipher. Viola was a member of Central Christian Church in New Albany. She worked at ICI America in Charlestown and was a caregiver to everyone from foster children to the elderly. Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Martin; daughters, Linda Marie Martin and Carol Rich.

She is survived by her sons, Wayne Martin (Sandy), Kenny Martin, Terry Martin (Nancy); son-in-law, Walt Rich; grandchildren, Lisa Whitaker (John), Joni Rich, Kelly Krausen (Jared), Chris Martin (Alicia), Bryan Martin (Christy), Kendra Martin-Darling (Jonathan), Michael Martin (Sarah), Krista Martin, Matthew Martin; 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her funeral service will be held 10:00 am Friday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to St. John Paul II Catholic Parish in Sellersburg or Premier Hospice in Jeffersonville. Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019

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Kendra Darling

June 14, 2019

Adam Durham

June 13, 2019

Great cook i remember watching u peel potatoes loved ur cooking great chilli listening music together hope u know ur so loved ur with grandpa my mom dad now hope see u again love u

Kelly Martin-Krausen

June 13, 2019

My sweet Grandmother ❤️ Your such a huge part of my childhood. I have countless memories with you. Playing gin rummy and eating ice cream. And always letting me win. Sitting and watching “Dallas” on Friday nights. Dancing and singing in the living room to Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. There are so many memories. They are overwhelming me as I sit here and think about you. I could never list them all. I could never have asked for a better grandma. You loved your family unconditionally and we were always greeted with that wonderful smile of yours. I will miss you, but I know now you are soaring with the Angels. Thank you for being one of the best parts of my life. I love you Grandma. Till we meet again.

Kendra Martin-Darling

June 13, 2019

Krista Martin

June 12, 2019

Krista Martin

June 12, 2019

Words can’t even begin to express how much I am going to miss seeing your beautiful smile. The amount of love you gave to soo many people will never be forgotten. I couldn’t imagine having anyone else to have late night buttered toast with and learning how to roll dough sitting on the kitchen counter to make chicken n dumplings and your famous pies with and will cherish every memory we had(except when you would overload the bathroom with aqua net hairspray 😉) Saying goodbye to you may be one of the hardest things I’ll ever do, but I know heaven is a beautiful place to live on and will see you one day again. Love you Grandma 💜

Krista Martin

June 12, 2019

Jessica Stroud

June 12, 2019

My dearest grandma... As I sit here wondering what to say, I'll start by saying I already miss you! I miss everything about you... The way you smile, the way you laugh, but most of all your hugs and encouraging words. You always told me I could do anything but what I wanted was to become just even half the wonderful woman you were! Im starting to accomplish that though I doubt I will ever fill your shoes... I remember growing up that whatever I needed I always had, and whatever I wanted somehow you found a way! You didn't like telling me "no", and rarely ever did! You raised me well and strong with steady love! I remember one Christmas I thought I only had a couple gifts under the tree, and that was ok... but then Uncle Terry came with the family packing all these huge boxes... I found out later that they were mine!!! That's the year I got my Little Tykes kitchen and fridge!I think I was about 6yrs. old. I know seeing my smile made it all worth while! As a child, I thought they were just from you, but as an adult, I know my Uncle Terry loved me also, because he made it possible for you to give them to me! Thank you for always being there for me... I'll end by telling you I promise to always be the best mom I can be! To always show unconditional love to my children as you did me! You raised me as your own the first part of my life and I'll never forget the lessons you taught me! Im a better person because you were my grandma!!! I love you, till we meet again... Aaron wanted me to tell you thank you for accepting him and Trent into the family with open arms, that he also misses you dearly and loves you very much!

MaLinda Jo Daugherty

June 12, 2019

Grandma Martin you will be missed and ill forever hold my memories of you from good ol king st. From sneaking in the back to visit (hiding from granny pat). You always loved me and had open arms for great hugs. You always listened and gave great advice. Rest Easy. Watch over your loved ones down here. You may be gone but never forgotten.
Love always
MaLinda a.k.a. Pumpkin

Lisa Whitaker

June 11, 2019

Grandma, i want to start by telling you , john and I love you so very much. You will be missed dearly but will remain forever in our hearts. We'll never forget all the wonderful times we had together. The things we did...i have to laugh...when you taught me how to make jelly and you gave me a jar to take home ...you told me not to drop it...well i did. Right in the middle of the train tracks..i was so upset and started to cry as i cleaned up my mess...you showed up with the only extra jar we had and gave me 1/2 of what was left...you always was so thoughtful and giving in that way.....i had forgotten that recipe and years later you came to our home to visit a while... and took the time to not only show me again how to make jelly...but you also showed me how to do your chicken and dumplings.we had flour everywhere...after that you took john out to show him how to plant potatoes...he has never forgotten how to do that either. He told me just the other day ..next year he's planting potatoes. And me....I'll be makin some jelly....your jelly grandma. With all the love you showed me that goes in it....as far as the dumplings....i still make those too...thanks to you for teaching me...now i can pass them on..as you did for me........Heaven got another sweet angel, her name was grandma

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