Iona Martin

Iona Martin (Ash)

Monday, August 17th, 1931 - Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Graveside service for Iona Ash Martin, loving mother, grandmother and sister, of Earth, Texas, is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Earth Memorial Cemetery with Trent Tanaro of Earth officiating. Iona passed away at the age of 88 on Monday, July 6, 2020 in Amherst, Texas. She was born August 17, 1931 in Kilgore, Texas to Edgar and Goldie Ash. She married Johnny Keith Martin in Abilene, Texas on October 1, 1949.

Iona grew up in the Tipton Children’s Home and graduated from Tipton High School in 1949. She married her high school sweetheart, Johnny Martin before attending Abilene Christian College. After a semester of college, they moved to Earth to begin their lifelong farming career. Iona was baptized into Christ as an early teen and was a diligent steward of the Bible. She was a devoted Christian mother and grandmother, who loved to sing, cook, sew and crochet. “Nona” as her grandchildren affectionately called her, loved being anywhere her family was, and her grandkids will miss her hugs and delicious cakes and cookies. Iona is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Johnny; three sisters, Olene Crumpton, Louise Griffin and Gloria Jean Duke; and her brother, Lloyd Ash.

Iona is survived by her daughter, Debby Weldon and her husband, Bill of Earth, Texas; her two sisters, Weldeana Harper of Austin, Texas and Cindy Owen of Muskogee, Oklahoma; her three grandchildren; Trey Weldon and his wife, Sarah of Earth, Texas, Tara Mejia and her husband, Roy of San Saba, Texas and Tiffany Womack and her husband, Clayton of Lubbock, Texas; her eleven great-grandchildren, J.T. Weldon and his wife, Kenzie, Jordan Weldon, Jayci Weldon, Reagan Mejia, Kail Womack, Kinleigh Womack, Karli Womack, Sayler Beerwinkle, Slade Beerwinkle, Sloane Beerwinkle and Saige Beerwinkle; and one great-great-grandchild, Olivia Weldon.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Tipton Children’s Home, 1000 North Broadway Avenue, Tipton, Oklahoma, 73570.
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 10:00am
    Earth Memorial Cemetery
    Address Not Available
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    Trent Tanaro
  • Interment

    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 10:00am
    Earth Memorial Cemetery
    P.O. Box 523
    EARTH, TX 79031
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