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Jean Martin

Jean Purdy Martin (Purdy)

Friday, May 18th, 1928 - Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Obituary

Jean Purdy Martin, 92 of Salem, Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 29, 2020, at the Joseph C. Thomas Center at Richfield. She was born on May 18, 1928, to the late Kyle and Dora Sigmon Purdy.

Jean retired from Elizabeth Arden after 25 years of faithful service where numerous relationships and memories were made. Those who knew her best will remember her for always smiling and saw her as an exceedingly kind and loving friend. Along with her twin sister, June, she would enjoy going to the Salem Farmers Market to listen to music, where they were known as the “Toe Tapping Twins.” Above it all, she will be remembered for her strength during life’s storms and the love she conveyed, not only to her family, but everyone she met. Jean’s infectious smile and kindness will certainly be missed!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Martin; brother; Paul Purdy; and sister; June P. DeWease.

Family remaining to cherish her memory includes her daughters; Renee Clark, of Troutville, Va. and Velva Ann Flick (David), of Salem; sister, Shirley P. Thomas, of Blacksburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Shana Jackson (Bryan), of Aldie, Va., Chris Shepperd (Karrie), of Roanoke, Va., and Michelle Honaker (Brett), of Roanoke, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Alexander, Ashton, and Annalise Honaker, all of Roanoke, Va., Jay Arney, of Forrest, Va., and Sydney Jackson, of Aldie, Va. One niece and three nephews also survive.

To respect the families wishes, all services will be private at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem.

Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the charity of your choosing.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.johnmoakey.com
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    Sherwood Memorial Park
    Address
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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The Martin Family

Posted at 11:04am
We have very fond memories of your precious mother. Wishing you all peace. Love, the Martin Family, Josephine, Julie, Janice, Valerie, and Karen.
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Randolph and Jane Thomas

Posted at 10:17am
Our love and sympathy for all the family. Aunt Jean will always be in our hearts and we wish we could be there with you. Love, Randolph and Jane
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Patsy Roop

Posted at 10:19pm
So sorry for the loss of Jean she was one of a kind. Have memories of her at the Oaks. Prayers to family.
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