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Diane Martin

October 15, 1952 — August 25, 2020

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.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, August 30, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Backstrom Pyeatte Funeral Home - Siloam Springs

1401 E Main St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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Graveside Service

Monday, August 31, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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