Pearl Marie Martin

Alton | Friday, February 17 2012

Pearl Marie (McLean) Martin, 89, went to her eternal rest at 4:47 pm Friday February 17, 2012, with her family by her side.


She was born on October 1, 1922 in Waverly, IL the daughter of Richard and Martha (Large) McLean.

She married Robert James Martin on May 1, 1965. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by ten children and their spouses, James and Nina Bricker of Royal Lakes, IL, Maxine Clark of Alton, Joyce and Donnie Carter of Wood River, Bobby Martin of East Alton, Harlan “Tooty” Martin of Wood River, Clifford and Nettie Martin of Roxana, Alice and Greg Fillback of Godfrey, Carol and Kevin Mott of East Alton, Debra and David Rudd of Cottage Hills, Lara and Edward Davis of Gillespie, IL; forty-six grandchildren; one hundred seven great-grandchildren; twenty-three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Minnie Stoner and one brother Bobby Mclean

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, Jackie Bricker, Ronnie Martin, and Dennis Martin Sr.; a daughter Nancy Martin; one grandson, Herbert Clark; three sisters, Mary Hicks, Amelia Lawrence, and Rosalee Huntsman; and two brothers, Edgar and George McLean.

In celebration of her life visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Monday February 20, 2012 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 10 am with Rev. Joe Dunnagan officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, in Bethalto, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be made at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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