Mary Jo Chase Martin, age 74, of Mena, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
She was born August 29, 1940 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Frank Albert Chase and the late Mary Elizabeth Emmonds Chase and was married to the late J.M. Martin. She was one of the founders of the Flea Market and enjoyed being involved with the flea market. Also, enjoyed embroidering and sewing, bingo night and loved to attend Jimmy’s auctions. She enjoyed just being around family and friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Mary Jo will be dearly missed.
She is survived by sons, Jimmy Martin and wife, Karen, of Mena, Arkansas and Lorne Martin and wife, Angelia of Hatfield, Arkansas; sister, Joyce Van Schoonhoven and husband, Virgil, of Modesto, California; brothers, Frank Chase of Sun City, California and Bill Chase and wife, Linda of Cypress, Texas; grandchildren, Lacey Cearley and husband, Jeremy of Mena, Arkansas, Kenny Brock of Mena, Arkansas, Skiliera Brock of Mena, Arkansas; great-grandchildren Kohlea Raeigan Liberty Carmack of Mena, Arkansas, Brydon Chase Cearley of Mena, Arkansas, Briar Zayne Robinson of Mena, Arkansas. Several nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends
She was preceded in death by husband, J. M. Martin, parents, Frank Albert and Mary Elizabeth Chase, four sisters, Julie Lawrence, Rachel Goodner, Marjorie Miles and Leona Faye Chase, and five brothers, Forrest Chase, Charles Chase, Richard Chase, Byrle Chase and Dee Chase.
Graveside services will be Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Nunley Cemetery in Nunley, Arkansas with Brother Roger Terrell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Beasley Wood at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.