She was born on Dec. 31, 1929, in Beulah to Elba Earl and Ethel Francina (Burris) Martin. As a young girl, she grew up in the Hiattville, Girard and McCune areas and was a graduate of McCune High School.
Through the years, she had worked as a special education paraprofessional at McCune Grade School.
She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Parsons, where she taught Sunday school and especially enjoyed having a children’s Bible club in her home for many years. She loved animals and enjoyed genealogy, crafts and making puppets to be used in church work.
She married Clayton R. Nutt on April 22, 1948, in McCune. He preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Linder and her husband, Bob, of Arkansas City and Jan Bevins and her husband, Randy, of McCune; a daughter-in-law, Wanda “Wendy” Nutt of Parsons; nine grandchildren, Brian Nutt and his wife, Kristi, Chris Nutt and his wife, Roxanne, Deanna Linder, Scott Linder and his wife, Amy, Nathan Buzard and his wife, Angela, James Buzard and his wife, Julie, Andrew Buzard, Sarah Stevens and her husband, James, and Audrey Graham and her husband, Robert Jr.; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Martin and his wife, Dolores, of Payson, Ariz.; and a sister, Margie Quenoy and her husband, John, of Delores, Colo.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael “Mike” Nutt, on Oct. 27, 2003; a grandson, Brett Linder, on June 18, 1999; a brother, Keith Martin; and an infant sister, Marilyn Martin.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Proud Animal Lovers Shelter and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.