Margaret Norman Martin

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Margaret Norman Martin, 96, died in Columbia, Mo., May 26, 2009.

Margaret was born on June 6, 1912, in Nevada. She was the daughter of Clyde Churchell Norman, and Florence Palmer Norman.

Margaret graduated from Nevada High School. She subsequently received an Associate of Arts degree in 1932, from Cottey College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1953, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master of Library Science degree in 1965, from the University of Illinois, in Urbana, Ill.

Mrs. Martin was employed as a librarian by the University of Missouri-Columbia, as a member of the United States Special Services, in Okinawa, France, and Germany. Additionally she served as a librarian at the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md.

Mrs. Martin was married to Dr. Floyd A. Martin, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother Franklin Norman, of Nevada; and her sister Josephine Saunders, of West Plains, Mo.

Mrs. Martin is survived by two children, Mrs. Emilie M. Moore, of New Haven, Mo., and David N. Martin, of Columbia; five grandchildren, Jill Sleckelberg, Dan Moore, Robin Tanner, Barbara Martin, and Carolyn Chang; and seven great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Young, of San Carlos, Calif.; two nieces, Mrs. Kateherine Stubbs, of Petaluma, Calif., and Mrs. Carolyn Brill, of West Plains; and a nephew Thomas Saunders, of Rochegude, France.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marilyn Martin Memorial Youth Fund, at Columbia United Church of Christ.

A private servics will be held for the family at a later date.