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Marla Kay Martin
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Obituary for Marla Kay Martin

Marla Kay Martin, age 59, went to be with our Lord on March 27, 2018 while at home with her loving husband holding her hand. She was born on May 20, 1958 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Clinton and Bonnie Merrick. Marla was a 1976 graduate of Grant High School. She married Steve Martin on August 14, 1976.

Marla is survived by her beloved husband of 41 years, Steve; two children, daughter Jennifer DeLise and son Cody Martin & wife Julia Martin; three grandchildren, Lainee & Scarlett DeLise and Vance Martin; three sisters, Vickie Jefferson & husband Victor, Jo Fendrych & husband Jimmy, and Shelly Brantley & husband David, aunt Opal Jaco and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marla had several careers; including being the best mother and wife anyone could ask for. She spent her early years with Norick Brothers Printing in various clerical positions. Next she ran the local Ecolab office and later became a sales representative for the company. She would install dish machines and various other types of cleaning equipment in local restaurants. Her last and most favorite career was at Hudiburg Auto Group. She started as an assistant in the human resources department and later ran that department for the last several years of her career. It was a great fit for her especially because she was always a wonderful people person.

When the kids were growing up she was a Girl Scout leader and the local taxi service. She would take the kids and their friends to T-Ball, Softball, and all types of band activities. She worked in and ran several band concession stands for both the junior high and the high school helping to raise money for various band functions.

Marla, we will miss you more than words can express. You were always our best friend, confidant, advisor, jokester and always there to listen to any issues that we might have to face.

Viewing will be 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 29, 2018 and Friday, March 30, 2018 at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online,

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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130





8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel

1820 S Douglas Blvd
Midwest City, OK 73130

Memorial Contribution

The American Cancer Society

PO Box 22478
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123

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