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Richard B. Martin

August 22, 1941 — December 20, 2015

Richard B. Martin, 74, died Sunday (December 20, 2015) at his home.

He was born on August 22, 1941 in Arkansas City, Kansas, the son of Everett Woodrow and Ruth May (Ray) Martin. Richard was raised in Arkansas City where he was very active in athletics, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1960.

Shortly after graduating he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving during the Viet Nam Conflict. After being discharged from the military Richard lived in the Long Beach, California area for a few years. Returning to Arkansas City, he worked for the City Water Department for a short time before going to work for the Santa Fe Railroad. Richard lived and worked for the railroad in Wellington until retiring in 1993.

He married Linda McMenomy on August 26, 1967 in Newkirk, Oklahoma, they later divorced but continued to remain close friends. After retiring Richard returned to Arkansas City and enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center.

Survivors include his three daughters Tracy Bellomy of Winfield, Sheila and Pamela Martin both of Arkansas City; sisters Judy Hesket-Bingham of Concordia, Ks., and Linda Hutson of Arkansas City; and 11 grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association, contributions may be sent to the funeral home.

There will be no visitation or viewing as cremation has been effected.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday (December 30, 2015) at the Senior Citizen Center in Arkansas City. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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