Kathleen "Kathy" J. Martin

Oscoda, Michigan
February 27, 1963 - January 24, 2021


Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI.


Private Funeral Services

Obituary Notice

Kathleen “Kathy” J. Martin

Age 57, of Oscoda, MI passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at her home. She was born on February 27, 1963 in Peoria, IL to Donald and Joan Kelso (nee Vogel). Kathy graduated from East Peoria High School in 1981. She later pursued a career in home care. Kathy worked for the Iosco County Commission on Aging until her retirement in 2015. She enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening and especially spending time with her family. Kathy is survived by her husband, Herbert Martin, daughter Jessica Bent; three sons, Steven, Erick and Christopher Martin; mother, Joan Kelso; brother Marion Kelso; 11 grandchildren, Lily, Elliana, Jodi, Chloe, Caleb, Olive, Jacob, Alexia, Natalie, Tristan and Bryson. She is also survived by her niece, Ashley Stear and two nephews, Brandon Stear and Chris Kelso. Kathy was preceded in death by father Donald Kelso, sister Mary Kelso-Bednar, grandmother Mary Kelso and granddaughter Ariel Martin. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. The place of interment will be the Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin, IL. You may offer condolences at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin, IL


Heaven gained a true angel last night❤️ Thank u for being such a huge part of our family! You will be missed!
— Rachel Farmer
♥️ You forever Aunt Kathy.
— Sara Call
Herb & Family~

I am so very sorry to learn about your loss of Kathy. I offer my sincere condolences to all.

The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts. May God be with you as you go through this very difficult time and always. Much Love to all from me in Pennsylvania!
— Joni Tedesco
So sorry to hear this herb she was a very kind soul
— Laura Guy Neutz
So very sorry to hear this! My heart and prayers are with you Herb, and your family as well!! She was such a sweet lady and I will never forget her kindness to me!
— Natalie Ridgewell
We will meet again in Heaven, Sweet Cousin. My condolences to all those who love her.
— Marlyne Starrick
My prayers go out to you Herb, an your family. She was a great person an will truly be missed by many!
— Margie Schaaf
Kathy fly high ( sweetie) your kind heart went out to everyone you met ! Love you friend ! You will be missed
— Bonnie Fulghum
I am so sorry, sending prayers for the family and know that Kathy is now in Gods hands and in no pain now❣️🙏🏻
— Irene Heather
— Marion Kelso
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss her. Wish we were closer to Oscoda right now.

Love Aunt Nancy
— Nancy Wendt
Herb and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for comfort.
— cindy simons
My heart aches more than any words can describe. I'm praying for comfort for all of us that loved her! I truly believe she is with her dad, Mary and Grandma and she is in the Mansion God has prepared for us. Fly high Angel. Love and miss you!!
— Shirley Martin
Herb and all the family have worked so hard to help Kathy and Kathy was as strong as anyone could be, which was amazing to watch. Sympathy and love to all in the family.
— Glenn and Denise Arlt
Herb and Family hugs and prayers with the loss of sweet Kathy I will always miss her but now God took her home and no more pain yes she is with the Angles cuddleding her we love you Kathy you were such a sweet Mom Grand.mother Wife Daughter and Friend to know you love and miss you Patricia Raymond laaksonen
— Patricia. Raymond laaksonen your friends
You earned your wings my friend! I will surely miss you and cherish all our talks and sharing pictures of our grandchildren. Soar my friend pain free and we will meet again. 💞
— Denise Gaz
I am sorry for the loss that you and your family have experienced. May you feel her spirit deliver peace to you.
— Kelly McPherson
Herb & family... No one knew her like you. No one loved her like you. Kathy's love will never leave you – memories of her will bless you always in the everyday in things that still carry the tenderness of her life.
— Maggie

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