Helen Irene Martin, 99 years, five months and 19 days, of Taylorville, died at 5:46 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center.


Helen was born on June 5, 1918 in Taylorville, Illinois, the daughter of Lester and Marie P. (Poor) Pearson. She married Wilbur H. Martin, and he preceded her in death in 1937. She later married Levi A. Martin, and he preceded her in death in 1978. Mrs. Martin worked for the State of Illinois Drivers License Facility, retiring after 39 years and one month. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Taylorville.


Helen is survived by her daughter: Sandra Stine of Oklahoma City, OK; six grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Edna Pearson of Taylorville.


Along with her two husbands, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her brother: Paul Pearson; daughters: Judi Sauter, Pamela Elston, Gloria CaPaul, Mary L. Martin; and one grandson: Eddie D. Stine.


A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Randy Myers officiating. McClure funeral Home & Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Helen or condolences to her family may be sent online at

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