Ardis Y. (Drake) Martin

Born: Fri., Jun. 30, 2017
Died: Tue., Jun. 13, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 15, 2017
Location: Pioneer

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 16, 2017
Location: Pioneer

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Ardis Y. Martin, 93, of Pioneer passed away early Tuesday morning at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan.  She was born on June 30, 1923 in Amboy Township, Michigan to Lindon and Hazel R. (Olmstead) Drake.  Ardis graduated from Pioneer High School in 1940.  She married Ray K. Martin and he preceded her in death on August 17, 2010.  Ardis was a waitress at Becker’s and Spokes in Pioneer and the Pancake House in Holiday City.  She bowled for over 30 years, at Bryan Lanes in Bryan.  She was a life-member of the Pioneer V.F.W Auxiliary and the Pioneer American Legion where she was very active, assisting with the fish fry’s for over 40 years as a cashier.

Ardis is survived by one son, Alden (Sandra) Martin of Pioneer; one daughter, Judy (Robert) Taylor of Pioneer; four grandchildren, Jodi Ely, Jeff Taylor, Tim Martin, and Kyle Martin; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Ned E. Drake of Clearwater, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray, brother Daryl W. Drake, three sisters Thelma Rickard, Carmen Kurtz and Shirley Peltcs.

Visitation for Ardis will be on Thursday, June 15th from 4-8pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer.  Services will be on Friday at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Wilder to officiate.  Interment will follow at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.  Memorial contributions may be made to CHP-Hospice.  

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Ric & Judy Dye
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Dear Alden And Judy. We are so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. You and your families are in our thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time. God Bless you all. Ric and Judy Dye

   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
To the Martin Family, Sorry to hear of Ardis's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jim, Kenny and Kevin Moon

Susie and Ric Beals
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Ardis. Please know that we are holding your family up in prayer during this difficult time.

   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
To the Martin Family so sorry to hear of Ardis want you to all know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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