Floye “Flo” Irene Martin
Floye “Flo” Irene Martin, nee Bryant, of Cherryville, Missouri was born March 16, 1934 in Eminence, Missouri to Azro and Julie Callahan Bryant and passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 3 days.
At a very young age, Flo’s father passed away and her mother later married Fielden Pyatt.
On September 1, 1951 in Davisville, Missouri, Flo married Robert Cecil Martin.
Flo attended Center Ridge Pentecostal Church. She loved to shop so she became a “collector” of many things. During the 1960’s, she and Cecil co-owned the Ozark Cafe in Steelville, Missouri with his brother and wife, Jim and Betty Martin. Her family will always remember the great fried chicken that she served. For several years, she and Cecil made and painted ceramics together.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Azro and Julie Bryant; husband, Robert in 2007; daughter, Brenda Fae Brown; sister-in-law, Anna May White; and brother-in-law, Jim Martin.
She is survived by her son, Bobby Martin and wife Vicky of Cherryville, Missouri; two grandchildren, Stacy Lynn Brown of Cuba, Missouri and Cody Martin and wife Lauren of Cherryville, Missouri; one son-in-law, Dwight Brown and wife Betty of Cherryville, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Albert Martin and wife Lorene of Steelville, Missouri and Henry Martin and wife Bonnie of Davisville, Missouri; three sisters-in-law, Betty Martin, Roberta White and Mabel White, all of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Harrison Brown and Rev. Bob Coleman officiating. Special music of “I Want to Know More” was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman and Bonnie Martin. Other music of “I Won’t Cross Jordan Alone,” “I’ll see you in the Rapture” and a medley of songs was also sung by Bob and Carol Coleman with Shirley Brown as pianist.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Martin-Trask Cemetery in Cherryville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Terry Martin, Fred White, George Volner, Jerry Martin, Randy Martin and Brad Mounce.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.