Rosa Lee Martin

Rosa Lee Martin (Bess)

Friday, April 8th, 1927 - Friday, May 10th, 2019
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Rosa Lee Martin was welcomed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 10, 2019
surrounded by her family.
Rosa Lee was born April 8, 1927 in West Plains, Missouri to M.D. and Lillian Bess.
After graduating from Bakersfield High School, she worked as a secretary for the Missouri State House of
Representatives in Jefferson City, where her Grandfather was a State Representative.
Rosa Lee married John E. Martin, her high school sweetheart and love of her life, August 16, 1945.
Together they had four children; David Martin, Dana Hannah and husband Darrell, Nicki Davis and
husband Joe, and Jeff Martin and wife Lesley. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, twelve great-
grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, sister Barbara Trott and brother Marty Bess and his wife
After marrying John, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She
excelled in all her endeavors; teaching bible classes, cooking, housekeeping, sewing, knitting, quilting
and in her spare time serving as a Bookkeeper for the family business. She leaves a great legacy to her
children and grandchildren.
Rosa Lee was a devoted Christian with high principals and a servant’s heart. She was a member of the
Sunset Church of Christ. Her passing leaves our hearts full of love and precious memories and we
rejoice in the knowledge that we will see her again.
Visitation will be Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in Sunset Church of Christ, 1222 W. Sunset,
Springfield, MO.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Fair Haven Children’s Home in Strafford, MO.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 13th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, May 13th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home South
    441 West Battlefield
    Springfield, Missouri 65807
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 9:30am
    Sunset Church of Christ
    1222 W. Sunset St.
    Springfield, Missouri 65807
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Mr. Joe Bright
    Mr. Dwight Samuel
  • Interment

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Missouri Veterans Cemetery
    5201 S. Southwood
    Springfield, Missouri
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