Josephine Martinez

Obituary of Josephine Martinez

Josephine (Josie) Martinez, age 83, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, Kansas.  Josie was born October 24, 1933 in Merrill, Nebraska, the daughter of Pedro & Dominga (Medina) Hernandez. A resident of Leoti since 1946 moving from Sugar City, Colorado, she was a Nurse Assistant and a homemaker.

 

Josie was a member of St. Anthony Of Padua Catholic Church, VFW Auxiliary, and Business and Professional Women, all of Leoti, Kansas.  She was also a former 4-H leader, Girl Scout leader and Leoti EMT.  She was a founding member of Virgin of Guadalupe in Ordway, Colorado, taught English to the Spanish community, loved to dance, crotchet, and cake decorating.

 

On June 3, 1961, she married Gregorio (Greg) Martinez at Marienthal, Kansas.  Greg passed away on March 2, 2003 in Garden City, Kansas.

Josie’s surviving family includes-

Four Children-

Mark A.  Martinez & Pamela Norwood-​Aurora, Colorado

Tom C. Martinez & Hilda Chairez-​Goshen, Indiana

Greg & Sheryl Martinez, Jr.-​Leoti, Kansas

Valerie Martinez-​Omaha, Nebraska

Nine siblings-

Carmen Hernandez-​Ordway, Colorado

Raymond Hernandez-​Deerfield, Kansas

Lupe Hernandez-​Meade, Kansas

Bertha McGann-​Palco, Kansas

Connie Maturey-​Satanta, Kansas

Theresa Torres-​Leoti, Kansas

Mary Hernandez-​Satanta, Kansas

Andrea Gerstberger-​Alamosa, Colorado

Rosario Klar-​Broadus, Montana

Eighteeen grandchildren, Twenty-one great grandchildren

Her parents, husband and three brothers, Nick Hernandez, Paul Hernandez and John Anthony Hernandez precede her in death.

 

Vigil Services will be held at 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Leoti, Kansas.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Anthony Of Padua Catholic Church with Father Benjamin Martin officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Marienthal, Kansas.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.

 

Memorials may be given to St. Anthony Of Padua Catholic Church, Leoti EMT’s or Wichita County Health Center in care of the funeral home.