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Joann Marie Martin

HASLET — Joann Marie Martin (nee Clark), born in Chicago, IL December 26th 1943, began her journey into Eternal Life Friday, January 29, 2016 with her husband at her side.
Granted the grace of God by the Roman Catholic Church through Baptism Joann received and celebrated the sacraments of Penance, Holy Communion, Confirmation and Matrimony. Through the kindhearted intercession of her friends Maxine & Jerry Lange, and the kindness of Father Michael Greco of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Fort Worth,TX) she received the Anointing of the Sick, The Last Rights of the Church, including Absolution and Viaticum.
Joann approached the end of her mortal existence as she lived her life-unbowed, unafraid and unflinching. She was filled with the pride and joy of family, particularly her daughters, Erin Eileen Stone (Annapolis, MD), Meg Marie O’Grady (Pohick Bay, VA), Molly Kathleen Martin (Fort Worth, TX), Moira Kate Martin (Fort Worth, TX), Morgan McKenna Martin (deceased) and Rory Mavourneen Brosius (Pohick Bay, VA). Her last days were buoyed by the presence of her daughters and grandchildren; Neylon O’Grady, Noah Sambrosky, Jasmine Rhineberger, Son in Law Matthew Brosius , Molly’s fiancée Chris Miller and her friends Maxine and Jerry Lange.
Survived and mourned by her husband of fifty years, Robert Martin (Haslet, TX), her beloved sister, Kathleen Flory-Smith (Hobart, IN), brother, Steven Clark (E. Lansing, MI), brother, Daniel Clark (Jacksonville, FL), sister-in-law, Karen Maslan (Lemont, IL), dear friends, Julie Peters (Oswego, IL), Pat Frederick (Lockport, IL), LeeAnn Knapp (Bethesda, MD) , Faith Smith (Midlothian, VA), Robin Gray (Richmond, VA), Dawn Campbell Stokes (Midlothian, VA), Vicki Davis (Richmond, VA), Maxine & Jerry Lange (Keller, TX ) and her extended family of six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, cousins, Joan Hickey (Joliet, IL), Martin Flannigan (Cork, Ireland) and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.
Passing before her were Morgan McKenna Martin (daughter), Mary T. Clark (mother), Jack Aiken Clark (father), John Clark (brother) and Aunt Catherine Ryan.
Compassionate and caring until the end, she directed her own final care. She desired cremation without ceremony, with inurnment at Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL. Remembrance gatherings will be held in her memory at later dates. Joann’s spirit will live on through the lives of those remaining behind. This will be a sadly evocative St. Valentine’s Day for her husband, without a favorite film “Moonstruck”, but Joann would echo Loretta Castorini, “Get over it!”
We extend grateful appreciation to the Staff at Community Hospice of Texas. In lieu of flowers, please remember and celebrate Joann’s life with gifts in her name to the Disabled American Veterans an organization that she admired and supported.

BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Condolence Messages

  1. I will always think of Mrs. Martin as a second mother. I will share this with love with those that loved her, too.

  2. Bobby & Jack Miller

    Dear Bob, Girls & Families,
    We were so sad to hear of the passing of Joann.. We were very happy to have been able to meet her when we visited Texas. She was a warm, kind, caring and courageous lady…
    May she rest in peace…

  3. I truly need more than this space to express my sympathy. Joann was a good friend for a long long time. I cant tell you how much I admired her spirit and forthrightness. I will miss her. To Robert, Kathy , your girls and all of your family I extend my deepest sympathy. Barbara

  4. Druella and Velma Parker

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. God bless you.

  5. Joann is so much bigger than life that she’ll forever be around. I will always remember Joann as feisty, fearless, what you see is what you get, tell it like it is, loving a good laugh, loyal to her beliefs, and loyal to family, friends, and country. I bet she’s running the show wherever she is!

  6. I am sad….and I will forever remember my feisty, Irish friend from Midlo. Praying for peace for Bob and the girls. She will be sorely missed. Loved her cooking, her laugh, her loyalty, her crossword puzzle expertise….she was a wonderful friend and the world is a sadder place now.

  7. Meg,
    I am sorry for your loss. May you keep her close to you always.

  8. Patricia and Robert Ibarra

    I am so sorry to hear the news of Joann’s passing, I knew her for a long time , she was a great Mother and Friend. Condolences to Robert and her Children who were great friends to my children. R.I.P. Joann you will be missed.

  9. Meg, both Patt and I send you our condolence. It is truly hard to lose a
    parent, You will remember all the wonderful little things that your mother said and did over the many years that you were blessed to be part of her life.

    Our sincere sympathy for your lose.

  10. A strong woman indeed with a great sense of humor and an unending love of family. My condolences.

  11. Bob —

    So sorry to learn about Joann. Obviously I’d had no idea she was ill. I hope you and the girls are OK and will comfort one another with positive memories.

    — Dennis

  12. Debbie & Phil Rucker

    Our prayers are with you! May God’s loving arms surround you with great peace and comfort.

  13. Pamela Spatcher von Ness

    I did not know Mrs. Martin, I only knew her daughter Rory who was once a colleague of mine. However, I am certain that a mother who raised such a beautiful, bright, and kind-hearted young woman, and has so many wonderful tributes written about her, had to be an extraordinary person. My sincere condolences to the entire family for your very great loss.

  14. Bob we give our condolences. Take care and stay strong.

    Rich and Sherry Walling

  15. Michael and Trish James and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you! She will be greatly missed. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do.

  16. Jerry and Maxine Lange

    Dear Bob, daughters and family, our prayer and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Joann was a great friend to Maxine. We will miss her sense of humor and directness. Her culinary skills were superb and her humor was infectious. Joann certainly made the world a better place. We will miss her.

  17. Ronette Gans Piazza

    I am saddened to hear this news. My heart weighs heavy with the loss of Mrs.Martin. I hope that each lasting memory of all that you shared can hopefully ease the pain and gently bring comfort to your hearts. In this time of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you, a dear family to me.

  18. Jerry and Maxine Lange

    Dear Bob, daughters and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Joann was such a good friend to Maxine. We will miss her humor and directness. Her culinary skills were superb. Her laugh was infective. She made the wold a better place. We miss her.

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