OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Mary Margaret Martin, 80, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
She was born Sept. 14, 1932 in Cumberland, the daughter of Walter E. and Naomi Robinette Perdew. Mrs. Martin retired from Methodist Medical Center where she was a Registered Nurse. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church. She was an avid UT VOLS fan and enjoyed traveling, antiques and keeping up with other nursing retirees, but most important to her was her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Melvin Marion Martin Sr.; and sister, Louise Dawson.
She is survived by sons, Thomas Clane Martin and special friend, Carla Doughty of Oak Ridge,
Melvin Marion Martin Jr. and wife Katherine of Kingston; daughters, Kristie Zedler and husband Fred of Gaithersburg, Karol Shaul and husband Andy of Collierville, Tenn., Marie Martin of Nashville and Susan Wilson and husband Kelly of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; sisters, Jessie Madden of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Joan Ahern and husband Norman of Lewisburg, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Evan Zedler, Ginny Shaul, Mike Shaul and Margaret Shaul, Shawna Martin, Chelsea Martin and David Martin, Elyse Damphier and husband Kyle and Shane Wilson; and very dear friends, Lindsay Gheen, Sheldon Bible, Anne Pidkowicz and Dottie Brown.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 from 5 to 7pm at Weatherford Mortuary, 158 South Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830.
The funeral is Monday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stella Roberts officiating. The burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family asks that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women, www.goredforwo-men.org or to First United Methodist Church.
An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.