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Barbara June Martin

March 21, 1930 - March 13, 2020

Barbara June (Kennedy) Martin of McKinney, Texas passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 13, 2020 at the age of 89. She was born on March 21, 1930 to Paul LeRoy Kennedy and Nettie Mae (Hall) Kennedy in Stamps, Arkansas. She was an active member in First United Methodist Church of Allen and Meals on Wheels for years, where she had many friends and touched many hearts. Barbara’s love of exploring and joy in the wonders of the world were beyond measure, only matched by her amazing green thumb.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Sherry Woods and husband, Benjamin, Paula Williamson, Nancy Griffin and husband, Lyle, Diana Stambaugh, Bobbie Martin; daughter-in-law, Freda Martin; her many grandchildren, Chris Woods and wife, Laurann (and soon-to-arrive Marshall), Adrienne Woods-Recko and husband, Andrew, Nathan Williamson, Paul Williamson, Zachary Stambaugh, Erin Griffin, Natalie Stambaugh and spouse, Michael Keeper, and their daughters, Bella and Meridian, Lauren Griffin, Sydney and Alex Grayson, and Jacob, Kobe and Jeneva Martin.

She is preceded in death by her husband, longtime co-conspirator and traveling companion, Richard Martin; son, Richard Martin, Jr.; granddaughter, Emily Stambaugh; and son-in-law, Tom Stambaugh.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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I just learned of the death of your mother. She was such a dear person whom I first met on an FUMC trip. She and my friend, Darlene Ballinger, also deceased, were very good friends, so I just sent this notice to Darlene's daughter Chris. I remember Barbara working hard to help Darlene pack to move to Seattle to live close to Chris, then later coming to a get-together for Darlene at my house after she suffered her stroke. You and your family have had such tragedies in your lives, and I've grieved for you with each instance. Wishing you the best in the future. Dale Howard, March 27, 2020 Diana, I echo what Kemp said. We all love you and are praying for you in this time of loss. Jane Willard, March 20, 2020 Diana and family, I was so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Diana, you are very special to all of your "Celina" family and we all love you. Sincerely, Kemp Willard. Kemp Willard, March 19, 2020