Cherry Lynn Martin, 57, Hays: Aug. 9, 1958 – March 2, 2016

030816-cherry-lynn-martinHAYS, Kan. – Cherry Lynn Martin, 57, of Hays, Kan., died Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. She was born Aug. 9, 1958, in Norton, Kan., the daughter of Raymond D. and Delpha Galene (Corder) Stephenson.

She graduated from Norton High School in 1976, and attended Manhattan Christian College.

On Nov. 21, 1978, she married Jan Kyle Martin, in Norton. She was a housewife and enjoyed playing bingo, camping and fishing, and sporting events. She taught Bible school, and enjoyed being a dental assistant for Dr. Ruliffson, and working with the elderly. She was very active in vacation Bible school, and loved being a grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, of the home in Hays; her father, Raymond D. Stephenson, Scranton, Kan.; son, Kyle Martin and wife, Denise, of Salina, Kan.; two daughters, Kristin Martin, Great Bend, Kan., and Kayla Lonnon and husband, Dane, of Hays; two brothers, Rex Stephenson, Salem, Ore., and Terry Stephenson, Hays; a sister, Dana Stephenson-Webber, Scranton; and nine grandchildren, Gabriel, Gage, Grayson, Galadriel, Colby, Chloe, Cayli, Mason and Claire.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral services were March 7, at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, in Hays.

Memorials are suggested to Hays Good Samaritan Society, sent in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine St., Hays, KS 67601. Condolences may be left for the family at

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