Elaine Del Martin-Barnett was born the daughter of Allen Clay Waldron and Lorna Del Rogers on March 7, 1949, in Port Angeles, Washington, and departed this life September 9, 2017, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 68 years.
She was united in marriage on July 8, 1967, at Yakima, Washington, to Tom Ray Martin, who preceded her in death on August 24, 2005. She was united in marriage on September 9, 2009, at Thayer, Missouri to Fred Barnett.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Barnett of Thayer, Missouri; fourteen children, Rusty Martin of Thayer, Missouri, Tim Martin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Julie Martin of Thayer, Missouri, Freddie Barnett of New Orleans, Louisiana, Robert Martin of Middleton, Tennessee, Valerie Magnuson of Bakersfield, Missouri, David Martin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Marcus Martin of Koshkonong, Missouri, Christopher Martin of Kennett, Missouri, Noah Martin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Sandra Martin of Kennett, Missouri, Shonda Martin and Michael Martin, both of West Plains, Missouri and Victoria Barnett of Pacific, Missouri; twenty-four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Sharon Skidmore of Fresno, California; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Lorna Waldron; her first husband, Tom Martin; and one son, Edward Martin.
Elaine owned and operated Old Time Flea Market and Martin Salvage and Grocery in Thayer and Centerville, Missouri for several years.
She was a collector of antiques and an avid collector of Elvis Presley Memorabilia.
She was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.
Elaine was a devoted wife, loving mother, and cherished grandmother, always filling her home with love for her family.
She will truly be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services for Elaine will be held Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Richard Binkley officiating.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 12th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.
Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.