Lorraine Martin

February 3, 2019


Lorraine E. Martin died at Meadowood Nursing Center in Clearlake, California on February 3, 2019.

Lorraine married Robert Martin on March 27, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois.

Lorraine was a retired pastor of the Viola United Methodist Church. She came to Lake County 6 years ago, joining her son and daughter-in-law, James Martin and Martha Bakerjian in Clearlake, California.

She enjoyed church activities, fishing on the family vacations, and making doll houses.

Lorraine was the Mercer County Woman of the Year in 2007 based on her activities in the church and the community and especially for implementing a food pantry operating from the Viola Methodist Church which is thriving today.

She is survived by her sons Steven and James Martin.

Lorraine will be missed by her family and the many people she has influenced as a pastor and friend.

All are welcome to the Viola United Methodist Church Worship Service at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 24th as they celebrate Lorraine’s life.  Lorraine was buried beside her husband is Bishop Hill, Illinois.

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Celebration of Life
February 24, 2019

9:00 AM
Viola United Methodist Church
1405 18th Avenue
Viola, Illinois 61486

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