Beverly Martin

Beverly Ann Martin, 81 of Paris, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Providence Health Care, St. Mary of the Woods, Ind. She was a Registered Nurse for Paris Community Hospital and Lincolnland Visiting Nurses.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Burial follows in Edgar. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Martin was born Sept. 5, 1936, at Paris, the daughter of the late Orval and Leta Lucille Moss Givens.

Survivors include four children, Mark (Dixie) Martin of Westfield, Ind., Michael (Deborah) Martin of Chrisman, Ty Ann (Rocky) Whittemore of Paris and Chris (Joyce) Martin of Indianapolis, Ind.; two siblings, Pat Irvine and Frank Givens, both of Paris; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death a brother, Orval Lee “Bo” Givens Jr.

Mrs. Martin’s passion was nursing. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, and she will be remembered for her strong, compassionate and loving spirit.

Memorial donations may be made to Gideon International or the Compassionate Food Ministry of Paris.

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