Betty Ann Martin, 82, of Fulton was welcomed into Heaven on Monday, June 5, 2017.

She was born on July 11, 1934 in McGirk, Mo., the daughter of the late Otto Higgins and the late Bertha (Maier) Higgins. 

On December 22, 1951, Betty was united in marriage to Walter “Ray” Martin who survives her passing.

Betty was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.  She loved her family and loved the Lord.  She wanted to be sure all of her loved ones were ready for Heaven.  Betty taught Sunday School for 36 years and was a member of Mt. Carmel ladies club.   Family gatherings were something she enjoyed. Betty had a hand in babysitting and raising all of her grandchildren.

Those remaining to mourn her passing include her husband of 65 years; sons Darrell Martin (Shelby) of Fulton, and Jeff Martin (Vicky) of Fulton; daughter, Debbie Autenrieth (Phil) of Fulton; brothers, Kenny, Larry, and Roger Higgins; sisters, Patsy Higgins, and Kathy Hamilton; grandchildren, Vince Martin (Shantell), Melissa Autenrieth, Chris Martin (Kim), Aaron Martin, and Carmin Pritchett (Chris); and great-grandchildren, Addilynn Martin, Jaxson Martin, Colton Pritchett, Brooke Miller, Rachelle Miller, Kaeyla Macon, Kaedon Macon.

Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by sisters, Rosie Wills, and Carol Baker.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Maupin Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Williamson and Pastor Guy Thomas officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Gideons, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

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Mr Martin, Jeff and families
My sympathy for the loss of your loved one. ,,Memories will help you through the tough days to come.

 Posted June 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Charlene McKenzie

So sorry for you lost. I know you all loved her very much. I hear stories from Debbie all time. Loved them.

 Posted June 6, 2017 - 3:11pm
Chaney Wallace Disselhorst

Vince, my mom called this morning to let me know your grandmother had passed... I am so very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

When I heard the news my thoughts went back to when we were little playing kickball in the street between her house and mine. I remember her coming out to check on you to make sure you were fine...and not getting into too much trouble. I know she must have loved you a lot and always remember the good times!

 Posted June 6, 2017 - 9:13am
Randy and Vicky Giboney

Phil and Debbie, Randy and I are very sorry for your loss. May God surround you with his grace. Keeping you in our prayers.

 Posted June 5, 2017 - 10:57pm
Sherry Meuth Lee

So sorry for your loss Ray and Darrell. My thoughts and prayers are with and the family

 Posted June 5, 2017 - 10:01pm

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