Carolyn Martin (79) of Mattoon


Published on January 11 2017 4:26 pm

Carolyn Martin, 79, of Mattoon died at 11:30am Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A. M. Monday, January 16 in the Buck Grove Community Church, 2377 N. County Road, 650 East, Mattoon, Illinois, with Tim Oakey of Casey, Illinois, officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 A.M. to service time Monday at the Church. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery, Paradise Twp., Coles County, Illinois. The Swengel - O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to Jacob Matthews. 805 South 5th Place, Mattoon. IL 61938.              

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She was born February 15.1937, in Paradise Twp., Coles County. Illinois. She was the daughter of Kenneth and Elizabeth (Walden) Matthews. Carolyn married Samuel E." Sam" Martin ,May 19.1973, in Mattoon, Illinois. Mr. Martin passed away January 24, 2013. She was a member of the Buck Grove Community Church of rural Mattoon. IL and was the owner and director of Busy Bee Day Care Center. She enjoyed working with children, being active in Church, and traveling with her husband.

Carolyn leaves one brother, James Matthews and wife Carolyn of Heath. OH: a special nephew who she raised as a son, Jacob Matthews and his Fiancée Jennifer Lawson of Mattoon,  IL: eight nieces and nephews: one sister-in-law, Wanda Matthews of Tupelo, MS. She was a special Aunt “Dee Dee " to Eland Lawson and Annabelle, Levi, and Carrick Matthews.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents: her husband; one brother, jack Matthews, and one sister. Melinda Matthews.