Christopher “Scott” Martin

Christopher ‘Scott’ Martin of Lawrence Kansas passed away on Thursday, September 27th at the age of 50.

He was born in Lawrence, Kansas on June 22, 1968.

Scott was a cook at various Lawrence restaurants, he spent many years as an over the road trucker and most recently as a rural newspaper carrier. He enjoyed camping, fishing, softball, golfing and spending time at the lake. He was an avid KU sports and NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Jones (Steve); father, Jeff Martin (Phyllis); siblings, Mike Martin (Beth Littleton), Theresa Gilges (Les), Mike Jones (Julie) all of Lawrence, and Phil Jones (Linda) of Oak Grove Missouri; nieces, Sarah Gilges and Megan Martin, both of Lawrence.

Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents.

A celebration of life will be held from 6-8 pm, Thursday, October 4th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to Douglas County Toys for Tots or Willow Domestic Violence Center, sent in care of the funeral home.

Alfreda Martin

Visitation for Alfreda Martin, 83, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She will be cremated.

Mrs. Martin died Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Brandon Woods.

She was born August 2, 1932, one of 11 children. She was a survivor of a World War II Polish concentration camp. In her lifetime, she also survived cancer twice, and a severe head injury from a car accident.

Alfreda married Hermann Martin, on November 30, 1957, in Ippinghausen, Germany. He preceded her in death on May 3, 2009. In 1958, they moved to Dunkirk, NY. In later years, they moved to New York City, Smithville, MO, Olathe, KS and finally to Lawrence, KS. She was a homemaker.

In 1970, she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Her husband, Hermann, joined her in worshiping Jehovah several years later. She was a faithful member of the Southern Hills congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Dease-Smith, of Bronx, NY, a son, Herbert Martin, of Leander, TX, a daughter, Heidi Lewis, of Lawrence, KS, a sister, Helena Liedtke, of Germany, a brother, August Blok, of Germany, a brother, Robert Blok, of Poland, and 5 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, sent in care of the funeral home.