Mary C. (Jones) Martin

Mary C. (Jones) Martin

Mary C. (Jones) Martin

Cedar Rapids

Mary C. (Jones) Hurt Martin was born January 12, 1927, in Williamsburg, IA, daughter of Edmund and Pollie Jones. Mary graduated from Ely High School in 1944 and Cedar Rapids Business College in 1946, thereafter working several years in the office of Penick and Ford.

In 1949, Mary was married to

Ernest Hurt until his death in

1957. In 1959, she was united

in marriage to William (Bob)

Martin. Together they

parented two daughters,

Susan and Sharon.

Mary dearly loved her


and her extended

family of



grandchildren, and a



Mary was an active

member of Gloria Dei

Lutheran Church, including

several years of bookkeeping for Lutheran Vespers/Grace Matters, a former weekly radio broadcast. She enjoyed cooking, baking pies, puzzles, card playing and making greeting cards.

Mary is survived by her husband, Bob, daughters Susan Martin and Sharon Dixon Miller (Don), two sons Paul and Bradley Martin, sister-in-law Ellen Jones of Ely, and her nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Robert (Clara) Jones and Edmund (Sunk) Jones, two sisters, Margaret (Bruce) Hiscock and Elizabeth (Robert) Rice, daughter Julie Davis and daughter-in-law, Debra Martin.

Mary was a beacon of light, and she was loved by all that knew her.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.

Online condolences may be left at under obituaries.

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