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Martha McElhone

By submitted, 03/7/22 3:54 PM

Martha Jan Brown McElhone, age 75, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on March 6, 2022 at her home in Texarkana, Arkansas. She was one of five children born to George and Dimple Brown on October 31, 1946 in Durant, Oklahoma. Marty was a cheerleader in high school, went to school to be a hairdresser, and then worked for Triple A Oil for many years before marrying Jim McElhone. Marty loved crafts, reading, and time in the sunshine gardening. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband Jim, her mother, Dimple and father, George along with her brothers, Jay David Brown, George Monroe “Buddy” Brown III, Lee Douglas Brown, and her sister, Georgia Hedrick.

She is survived by her two children Jennifer Ripley and her husband Lance, Patience Francis and her husband Daniel; grandchildren Ryan Routsong, Katlin Niemeyer, Rene Routsong Hill and husband Kevin, Dylan Ripley, Joshua Francis, Christopher Francis, and Ashley Francis; two great- grandchildren Hendrix and Asher Niemeyer; sister-in-law Judy Oliger and husband Mark, niece Lacey Wade and her husband Kyle and daughters Kyley and Emma, niece Alison Myers and husband Hunter and son Colt. Brother-in-law Tom Hedrick and sons Marc and Craig; nephew Lee Douglas “Crunch” Brown II. Marty loved her special pet, companion and sidekick Annie, which she kept beside her constantly.

As always there are many to mention that added to her life – Kara, Jimmy, Brian, Julie, Janet, Leigh Ann, Melinda and Cleve – to all of you, we are so thankful you were a part of our tribe.

Marty will have interment with her soulmate Jim at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date with celebration of life to follow.

Online condolences: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com

Cremation services under the direction of BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.