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Woodward County Obituary
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery

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Submitted by: Ann Weber


3 Apr 1923 - 30 Aug 2016

Visitation: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday, September 1st, 2016 Billings Chapel of Mooreland

Visitation: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday, September 2nd, 2016 Billings Chapel of Mooreland

Prayer Service: 6:00 PM Friday, September 2nd, 2016 Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Mooreland

Funeral Mass: 10:00 AM Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 St. Peters Catholic Church of Woodward

Interment: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Mooreland

Mary Anita Martin, 93 year old Mooreland resident, departed this life on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Mooreland. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the St. Peter Catholic Church in Woodward with the Reverend Joe Arledge as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Mooreland. A Prayer Vigil and Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mooreland.

Mary Anita (Schnoebelen) Martin was born on April 3, 1923 in Mooreland, Oklahoma; she was the daughter of Omer F. and Eda Elizabeth (Knittel) Schnoebelen. Mary Anita grew up in Mooreland and attended Mooreland schools, graduating from Mooreland High School in 1941. She attended Benedictine Women’s College in Guthrie and was the President of the Collegettes, a Freshman Social Club. Mary Anita worked at her dad’s newspaper, The Mooreland Leader from infancy through her high school graduation. She was also a secretary at the headquarters of the Amarillo, Texas Air Force Base during World War II. After raising her children, she worked at the Mooreland Tag Agency.

On June 7, 1945, she was united in marriage to Roy W. Martin who she affectionately called Willie. To this union, seven children were born. Following Roy’s honorable discharge from the Army on August 5, 1945 they made their home in Mooreland before moving to Ft. Supply. In 1959, the family moved back to Mooreland and she has lived there since that time.

Mary Anita was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church all her life. She was very active in the Sacred Heart Altar Society and served as Treasurer for many years. Mary Anita loved music, she played the drums in the high school band and she also played piano and the violin. She was a member of several bridge clubs, loved to do puzzles and she crocheted afghans for her children and grandchildren. Mary Anita loved vacationing with her family in Colorado, Table Rock Lake, Missouri and Las Vegas. She loved her family and she always followed her kids’ and grandkids’ sporting activities. She was the best cook and pie baker in the world.

Grateful for having shared her time on earth is one son, John Martin and wife Pam of Kansas; five daughters, Rita Jo Clark and husband Terry of Mooreland, Carol Pauly and husband Keith of Clearwater, Kansas, Annette Strunk and husband David of Mooreland, Paulette Patterson and husband Pat of Oklahoma City, Nikki Carder and husband Brad of Tulsa; one brother Paul Schnoebelen and wife Ann of Hot Springs, Arkansas; 18 grandchildren, Karlese Butler, Link Butler and wife Sheila, Kim Clark, Melissa Stewart and husband Darryl, Casey Clark and wife Jessica, Stacy Hutchins and husband Brian, Aubri Cannon and husband Toby, John Martin and wife Kendra, Jennifer Cinotto and husband Jamie, Tonya Caldwell and husband Jeff, Angie Bensman and husband Rob, Tara Sherich and husband Greg, Nicholas Strunk and wife Lacey, JaCoby Strunk and wife Chelsea, Chas Patterson and wife Keela, Cole Patterson and wife Amber, TaRynn Freeman and husband Sean, Trevin Carder and wife Skylar; 41 great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Preceding her on the pathway to Eternal Happiness were her parents, one sister Rita Burdick, brothers, Omer, Hugh, and Rene Schnoebelen, her beloved husband Roy “Willie” Martin, daughter Patty Martin, grandsons, Martin Omer Strunk and Jon Wesley Butler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mooreland with the funeral home accepting the contributions on behalf of the family.

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