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November 14, 2013

(10/6/1920 - 11/8/2013)

Donald Eugene Martin, 93 of Queen City, Missouri formerly of Livonia, Missouri passed away on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri where he had been a resident since December 2011.

The son of Charlie and Ida (Cossel) Martin, Donald was born on October 6, 1920 in Unionville, Missouri. He was a graduate of the Livonia High School in Livonia, Missouri. On June 22, 1941 he was united in marriage to Helen Pauline Knight and to this union two daughters were born, Donna and Joey.

Don is survived by his daughter, Donna Cooley and husband, Connie of Greentop, Missouri; five grandchildren, Julie Riley and significant other, Clifford Halley of Novinger, Missouri, Sue Scheurer and husband, Roy of Kirksville, Missouri, Kevin Cooley and wife, Kelly of Glenwood, Missouri, Cheryl Dangerfield and husband, Charlie of Blue Springs, Missouri and Kelly Cooley and wife, Schelle of Memphis, Missouri; 15 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; two great-great-great-grandchildren; other family members and many good friends.

Don is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen on July 8, 1992; daughter, Joey Lynn Martin Hunter on February 7, 2009; a great-granddaughter, Brandy Cooley on April 16, 2005; a brother, Leslie Martin and a sister, Nellie Mathews.

Don was a member of the Omaha Baptist Church and was an active member as long as his health permitted. He was a grain and livestock farmer in the Livonia, Missouri area most of his life. He loved spending time with his family and church and also loved fishing, hunting and trapping.

Graveside services were held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the St. John's Cemetery north of Livonia, Missouri with Sonny Smyser, Pastor of the Schuyler County Church of Faith of Lancaster, Missouri, officiating. Pallbearers were his grandsons. Memorials have been established for the Schuyler County Nutrition Site or OATS. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements were under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.

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