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Joanne Marie Martin

September 16, 1944 ~ March 25, 2021 (age 76)


Joanne "Jody" Martin, age 76, of Crestview, Florida lost her fight with COVID March 25th, 2021 at North Okaloosa Medical Center, and joined her husband, who lost his fight just one week prior.

Jody was born 9/16/1944 in Peoria, Illinois.  She attended Woodruff High School in Peoria, Illinois, and met her sweetheart through a blind date during her Junior year of high school.  They were married for 55 wonderful years.  She loved going to dances, playing games (especially Qwirkle), and quilted for many years.  She made gorgeous quilts for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so many other friends over the years.  When her husband was writing books, she would take his handwritten notes, and type them to submit them to the publisher.  They had an amazing partnership. How fitting that they are together again, and we will be able to celebrate their lives together.  This is truly the end of a beautiful love story.

She is survived by two children - Keryl Cruickshank (Shane) of Crestview, Florida and Russ Owens (James) of Barry, Illinois, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jim Martin.

Visitation for Jim and Jody will be held Saturday, March 27th at 9 a.m. at Davis-Watkins Funeral Home in Crestview, Florida. The funeral will immediately follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Live Oak Cemetery in Crestview. For COVID safety precautions, masks will be required and we will have zoom attendance available. Arrangements are all under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home. To share memories, express condolences, or sign the guestbook please visit www.daviswatkins.com.

To access the service via zoom, utilize the following link:


Meeting ID: 470 335 7696
Passcode: 5ZexTg


March 27, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Davis Watkins Crestview Memorial (Crestview, Florida)

Funeral Service
March 27, 2021

10:00 AM
Davis Watkins Crestview Memorial (Crestview, Florida)

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