Verl Lee Martin, 84, died Dec. 8, 2014, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Utica, to Clade and Sylvia (Everhart) Martin. He had been a Great Bend resident since 1971. He was retired from Missouri Pacific Railroad as a truck driver.
Verl was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include a son, Rodger Martin of Emporia; four daughters, Carol Leiker of Lebanon, Missouri, Shauna Lang of Wakeeney, Lori Quenzer of Hiawatha, and Kami Martin of Lubbock, Texas; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his ex-wife Jean Martin, Great Bend; a stepson Chris and stepdaughter Connie.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dwight Martin of Hoisington; a son, Tod Martin of Hoisington; a daughter, Keri Sue Martin; and two granddaughters, Tranessa Kay and Stacy Lynn.
There will be a graveside service held at Utica Cemetery at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. Memorial funds for burial expenses may be sent to Shauna Lang, 712 Junction Ave., Wakeeney, KS 67672.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 8, 2015