Patricia Jean (Eldridge) Martin

April 17, 1941 ~ March 1, 2022 (age 80)


Patricia Jean Martin, 80 of Danville, passed this life on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at her home. Per her wishes she will be cremated and laid to rest with her husband Howard at Danville National Cemetery.

   Patty was born and raised in Oakwood to Ernest and Gladys (Bailey) Eldridge on April 17, 1941. She attended Oakwood schools, graduating from Oakwood High School in 1959, and going on to attend courses at Danville Junior College. Patty worked at a sewing factory when she very young, and later made a career in Food Service at the Danville Illiana VA Medical Center. Patty enjoyed going out to eat and taking home the leftovers for later. She was extremely close to her two grandsons Joshua and Jeremy, as well as two of her great grandchildren Chloe and Logan.

   Patty married Howard Martin in April of 1995 and the two shared twenty-one years together before his passing in 2016.  She leaves behind her children Teresa (Curt) Brady, Glen (Lisa) Martin, and Beverly (Eric) Sullivan; seven grandchildren; and several great grandchildren including Chloe and Logan who were very near and dear to Grandma’s heart. She was preceded in death by her parents, and ten brothers and sisters.

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