Obituary published May 21, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

Mary Kerr Shipman, age 87, died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Centralia.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time.
Mary was born on Nov. 5, 1925 in Mexico, the daughter of Ralph T. and Katherine (Simms) Beatty. She married George Harrison Martin, Jr. on Jan. 4, 1942 in Jonesburg, MO. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1984.
She is survived by a son Phillip Martin of Mexico; four grandchildren, Kimberly Meissert Test of Mexico, John Robert Meissert, Jr. of Auxvasse, Dustin Lee Martin of Columbia, Amanda Paige Martin of Mt. Home, Ark.; six great-grandchildren, Garrett, Haley, and Gage Test, Raelee and Lhandri Martin, and Codie Meissert.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Katheryn Meissert, son Alan Martin, a great-grandson, and one sister.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society in c/o Arnold Funeral Home.
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