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Sunday August 30th, 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Allen Cemetery
Monday August 31st, 2020

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Diane Martin

Merrilyn Diane Martin, 67, of Colcord, Oklahoma passed away Monday, August 25, 2020 at the Cornerstone Specialty Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma.


Diane was born on October 15, 1952 in Camp Gordon Georgia, the daughter of Stanley “Max” Shelley and Mildred Lorene Saunders Shelley. She married Joe Martin on March 30, 1973. Diane worked many years for the Colcord Public Schools Lunch Program, and she was a member of the Moseley Regular United Baptist Church. Diane enjoyed crocheting and especially spending time with her family.


She is survived by her husband, Joe Martin of the home; two sons, Todd Martin and Jason Martin and wife Misty, all of Colcord; three brothers, Stan Shelley of Stillwell, Oklahoma, Jeff Shelley and Tim Shelley, both of Colcord; one sister, Lisa Inman of Colcord; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.


She was preceded in death by her parents and one son Brian Martin.


Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Guests will be limited to 150 people and everyone will be required to wear masks covering mouth and nose according to the State of Arkansas Guidelines.


Graveside service will be held at the Allen Cemetery in West Siloam Springs on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00am.  Pastor Mark Sherrell will officiate the service under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Diane Martin

Stefanie & David Johnson, Lane, Lance, Katsy & Ellie Osburn Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

One of my two very Best Besties since first grade We shared love ,Joy , disappointments , loss, pain and so many wonderful memories Sure going to miss my go to girl Will love and miss you until we meet again

Phillis Smith Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

One of my two very Best forever Friends/Besties since first grade . We hav shared love,joy ,Happiness and Sadness but most of all many Wonderful Precious Memories .i will love and miss you everyday my Bestie until we meet again

Phillis Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

Another classmate gone way too soon..prayers to the family..See you in heaven Diane..Class of 70

Henry Dilbeck Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

To have known Dianne was to have loved her, so many wonderful memories of years in high school and then working with her at Colcord schools, above all precious memories was sharing conversations of our boys, she loved her family dearly and her best friends were for a life time of friendship. Love and hugs to each family member, Dianne was a special friend that will be greatly missed.

Cheryl Snell Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Martin

Cheryl Snell Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Martin

Butch and Brenda Wilkerson Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM

The most loving person you would ever want to know

Mike Trammell Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

Dianne, Phillis and I have been best friends since first grade. We have shared every aspect of our lives together. She was the quiet one of the three. But when she spoke we listened. Love you forever.

Janie Cannon Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Martin

Jamie Hagar Kirk Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

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