Martinez, Maria Limon, Wheeler, Michigan

Passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at home with family by her side. Age 94 years. Maria was born April 22, 1921 in Doctor Arroyo, Mexico the daughter of Ignacio and Santos (Perez) Limon. She married Juan Martinez. They settled in the Wheeler area after coming here to work in the fields. She and Juan appreciated the support of local businesses and farmers that helped them settle and become a part of the community. She loved cooking, gardening, crocheting, and teaching Spanish, but her biggest joy was being with her family, and spending time with her comadres (friends). She is survived by her children Ortencia Martinez-Cunningham of Lansing, Juan (Mari) Martinez Jr. of Breckenridge, Raul (Dort) Martinez of St. Louis, Mary (Robert) Bushre of Breckenridge, Jessie Martinez of Alma, Orfelina (Dave) Coyle of Breckenridge, Mario (Blasa) Hernandez of TX., Benito Hernandez of TX., 20 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren, five sisters, with Manula (Juan) Hernandez of TX. being present at her passing, adopted family Tillie Vogt, Concha and Leico Herrera, niece and nephew Carmella and Tony Landeros and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Louis, infant sons Juan and Moises, son-in-law Gary Cunningham, granddaughter Chevon Jackson, sister Concha, brother Miguel and several loving comadres and compadres. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Nativity of the Lord Parish, St. Joseph Site in St. Louis with Fr. Andrzej Boroch celebrating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Breckenridge. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to Gratiot County Commission on Aging or Hospice of Mid-Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lux and Whiting Funeral Chapel, Breckenridge. To leave a condolence for the family, visit