Kathryn I. Martin

May 17, 1953 - November 28, 2016

05/17/1953 - 11/28/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday November 30, 2016
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Thursday December 01, 2016
McMechen Cemetery
P.O. Box 123
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-4457 | Directions
Service
Thursday December 01, 2016
11:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

Kathryn “Kathy” Irene Martin, 63, of McMechen, peacefully entered the gates of Heaven on Monday, November 28, 2016.
She was born May 17, 1953, a daughter of the late George Forrest and Kathryn Ellen (Webb) Criswell. Kathy was a member of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, Wheeling.
She is survived by her husband, of 30 years, Mark Martin; two children, Todd Thompson of Charleston, WV, and Katie (Alex) Inclan of Glen Dale, WV.; three grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, Masyn, Colin, and Jaxon Inclan; two brothers, Jack (Sandy) Criswell of McMechen and Kenn (PI) Criswell of Pittsburgh, PA.; one sister, Jane (Don) Rickman of McMechen; special nieces, Sarah (Pete) Criswell Grigsby and Jessica Criswell and great-nephew and Niece Noah and Kennsie Grigsby. Several other nieces and nephews, friends, family and patients made her world complete.
Kathy loved helping people. Her faith in God was unsurpassable. She served him here on Earth daily and now walks beside him. She was selfless and loving and knew no stranger. She was one of the first females to join the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department in 1980, where she served as past secretary and treasurer and was a life member. She was also part of the Women’s Auxiliary Club. Kathy graduated from the BM Spurr School of Nursing. She was an active member of the Ladies League of Marshall County and past member of the Marshall Co. Health Board. Kathy was the Office Manager at Glen Dale Medicine and Pediatrics. Kathy had a love of life that will never be forgotten. She touched every life she came in contact with. She had a gentle, caring spirit and she will live forever in the hearts of those she loved.
Family and friends will be received Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 12-8 pm, with the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department service at 7 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., where funeral services will be held Thursday, December 1, at 11:30 am. Interment will take place at McMechen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies League in by clicking here.
Condolences may be left to the family online at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Karen Lyons
5 years ago

Kathy was the best nurse ever, period. I was just notified of her passing, as I’ve been living out of state for almost two years. She went above and beyond to be the amazing person that she was. I know the Valley will never be the same again.

Paula Jarvis (Jones)
5 years ago

Kathy you will be greatly missed…

Jim Lewis
5 years ago

Todd, heard about your mother’s sudden death yesterday when I was at the YWCA for a workout. It is so hard to find the right words to address the lose of your mother. I know that you were close and, therefore, feel a deep grief. Please know that I am carrying you with me as you move forward, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Terra Barczak
5 years ago

Todd, Katie, Mark: My heart goes out to you all. I feel blessed to have known Kathy and experienced what an absolutely wonderful person she was. May you all find peace.
Terra (Moyers)Barczak

The Richmonds: Joe and Peggy
5 years ago

A beautiful person as been taken way to soon.

Tom & Vicky Krupnik
5 years ago

Katie, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. We just found out. Please know that we would of been there to show our respects had we known. Kathy was such a sweet heart, always taking care of all of us, if she couldn’t cure us she had that ability to always make you feel better just by being there. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God has certainly gain another angel. Kathy, you will be missed.

Rob Maury
5 years ago

Katie,
I was so saddened to hear of your loss, please accept my condolences. You and your mom have always taken great care of me on a personal and professional level. I will miss her laughter and kindness. Kathy was a wonderful person and will be irreplaceable. Prayers to you and your family.

Joette Zeigler
5 years ago

To the Martin and Crisswell families, Kathy was just wonderful in all ways. I remember working with her at Reynolds. She never changed, kind and compassionate. She’s the one that always gave love, empathy and made you feel special. She is in the best of hands now, we’re just here to celebrate her earthly life. God speed Kathy. Joette zeigler

Rhonda LeMasters
5 years ago

Am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family

Janlyn Schupbach
5 years ago

Katie and family, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. She was such a wonderful and kind person. She will certainly be missef. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained a very special person.