February 7, 1934 – March 25, 2014
Josephine B. Martin, 80, of Monroe died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent MercyMedical Center in Toledo. She had been in poor health for three weeks.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate 10 a.m. Saturday at the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church with funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Roy Southerland pastor will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born February 7, 1934 in Tazewell, Tennessee she was the daughter of Robert and Pauline (Massingill) Hurst. She married Marcus Martin on August 29, 1953 in Monroe. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2004.
Josephine was employed by D.A.U. Medical in California as an administration director, and by Dr. Frost and Dr Tomczak as a medical assistant in Monroe. She then was employed by the Meijer and Walmart Stores until retiring in 2009.
She was a 1950 graduate of Monroe High School, and graduated from the ToledoMedicalEducationalCenter as a medical assistant in 1978.
She was a member of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, but the daily joy of her life was her beloved dogs Mia and Lucy.
Surviving are her children Judy Martin of Monroe, Mark Martin and Manuel Aguilar of Ontario, California and Kimberly (Ernest) Vannatter-Martin of Ona, West Virginia; granddaughter Brandi Jo (Neil) Shover of Monroe; great-grandcaughter Kayla Shover of Monroe; brothers Charles (Kathy) Jennings of Monroe and Wayne (Betty) Henegar of Three Rivers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Franklin Hurst and sister Wilma Owens.
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com