June Ella (Schnase) Martin, 84 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in Beatrice. She was born on June 1, 1934 in Omaha to Richard and Gertrude (Riese) Schnase. June graduated from Hastings High School in 1951 and married Richard “Dick” Martin on January 22, 1953. They moved to Beatrice in 1960 where they owned and operated Martin Optics and moved to Arizona after Dick's retirement in 1982. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Beatrice where she volunteered in several different capacities. June enjoyed bowling, baking pies, cookies and playing video poker at casinos. She especially enjoyed her family, working with the public and playing cards with friends.
June is survived by her husband, Richard “Dick”; daughters, Cindy Erickson and life partner Patrick McCall of Nampa, Idaho, Debby Marcus and husband Donald Hawthorne of Omaha; sons, Steven Martin and wife Lisa of Omaha, Jerry Martin and wife Kylee Stuart of Lincoln; 8 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters-in-law; and 1 brother-in-law.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Beatrice with Rev. Charles Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday in the church basement. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.