Martha Allstun

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

DEXTER, Mo. -- Martha Louise Allstun, 78, of Dexter died Monday, July 7, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare Center.

She was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Parma, Mo., daughter of Clarence Wilson and Velossie Dale Lawson. She and Walter Ray Allstun were married Sept. 13, 1947, in Piggott, Ark.

Allstun retired from the shoe department at P.N. Hirsch in Dexter. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Essex.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Kathy Fortner of Dexter, Geraline Reaves of Seneca, Mo.; two sisters, Ruth Larson of Dexter, Joyce Cook of Jackson; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and two infant siblings.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Herman Morris officiating. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery.