Etta Irene Martin

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Etta Irene Martin, a resident of Berryville, AR, was born Sept. 9, 1920 in Bearden, OK, a daughter of Luther Clyde and Mary Bessie (Whittall) Burrow. She departed this life Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in her home in Berryville, at the age of 91 years.

Irene loved and enjoyed spending time with her family and she made that the center of her life. She had a very simple loving Christian faith which she lived by example.

She is survived by two daughters, Louise and husband Tom Toombs and Cheryl and husband Todd Howard, all of Berryville, AR; two brothers, Sidney Burrow and Nathan Joe Burrow both of Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Jon Toombs, Sandra Bradley, Emily Howard, Jason Howard and Ashley Howard; nine great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grand-child; and a host of other family and friends.

On Feb. 21, 1942, Irene was united in marriage with Ed Hazel Martin who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, Luther Clyde and Mary Bessie Burrow; brother, Russell Burrow and two infant brothers; three sisters, Alice Works, Juanita Green and Luetta Burrow.

A family gathering will be held at a later date to commemorate her life at the Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka, OK. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at