Bessie Leona Martin was born September 1, 1920 in Franklin, PA to William A. & Josephine (Kunkel) Blair and passed from this life October 28, 2011 at the age of 91.
Bessie was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was a Bible study teacher, enjoyed gardening and as a result grew many beautiful roses. She was also active in the Republican Women.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, Frederick James Martin; her sisters, Edna Way and Martha Cranford; and her brothers, Theodore Blair and Sheldon Blair; Bessie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lee & Jafar Farman; her son and daughter-in-law, Bill & Nancy Martin; two grandchildren Alan Farman and Jim Farman; and five great grandchildren.
Bessie will lie in state 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Ninde Brookside Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to either Meals On Wheels, 12620 E. 31st St, Tulsa, OK 74146 or the American Heart Association, 2227 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74105.
Ninde Brookside 918.742.5556 www.ninde.com