St. George-Abel E. Martinez, 84, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at Valley Vista Nursing Center in Wamego. He was born April 24, 1931 in Colorado. His parents were Maria Moody and his step father Hal Moody. Abel retired from the United States Army in 1976. He had a great sense of humor and was very up to date on current affairs. Abel had it going on. He was an avid collector and especially enjoyed hunting and collecting arrowheads. He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed a good cup of coffee, a donut and conversation, he also enjoyed lottery tickets. Abel was a member of the American Legion Post No. 58 and V.F.W. Post No. 1786. He was married to Linda Simms on April 16, 1983. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister. The list of Abel's family is too great to list as he considered all of his friends to be his family too. A memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Wamego Family Worship Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Vista Nursing Center or the Wamego Family Worship Center and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.