1942 Jana 2021

Jana Martin

December 23, 1942 — March 28, 2021

St. Marys—Jana C. Martin, 78, passed away from terminal brain cancer on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at her daughter’s home in St. Marys.

She was born on December 23, 1942, in Richmond, CA., the daughter of Robert and Dorothy Bissell Gutsche. She was raised in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma City.  She attended and graduated from St. Scholastica Academy in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.  Jana attended Wichita State University.  Jana was a secretary and office administrator.

Jana was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robert A. Martin, and an infant daughter, Dorothy Helen Martin.

Survivors include three daughters, Stephanie (Timothy) Pedry, St. Marys, Jennifer Martin, Edmond, OK., and Mary (Troy) Brown, Parsons; her sister, Karen (Michael) Flaherty, Smithville, TN., eight grandchildren, Whitney Brown, Brett Hagan, Allison Bobert, Luke Pedry, Claire Pedry, Alex Pedry, Eric Pedry and Matthew Pedry; two great-grandchildren, Adrian Brown and Blaise Brown.

Jana will lie in state on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home.  A Rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Monday, April 5, 2021 at the church.  Requiem Mass will be Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. at Assumption Chapel followed by interment in Our Lady Of Peace Cemetery St. Marys.

In lieu of flowers, Jana would appreciate donations to LaSalette Boys Academy, 5065 Olivet Rd., Georgetown, IL. 61846.  Attn: Jana Martin Memorial, www.lasalette.net.  Memo: Jana Martin Memorial.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jana Martin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Monday, April 5, 2021

Starts at 5:20pm

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Requiem Mass

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Starts at 9:00am

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree