Patricia Martin was born Sept. 7, 1945, at Alton, the daughter of Gerald and Edna (Kokenge) McCarthy. Patricia was raised in the Granville area and graduated from Spalding Catholic High School in 1963. She then attended St. Vincent Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in Sioux City. She was a radiological technologist for Morningside Family Practice then Sunnybrook Medical Clinic in Sioux City.
She married Mike Martin on Nov. 12, 1966. The couple then moved to Emerson, Neb., and worked on the farm until 1994 when they moved back to Granville.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and church Guild. She belonged to two pitch clubs while in Emerson, Neb. She was a member of the Altar Society's in both Emerson and Granville. She assisted in transporting people to doctor appointments.
Survivors include her husband, Perry Michael of Granville; four sons, one daughter and 16 grandchildren: James and his wife Leona Martin and their children Matt and Brittany Michelson, Cassandra, Danielle and Breanna Martin all of Brunsville, Melissa and her husband Mike Oehm and their children Tyler, Josh and DJ Oehm all of Lincoln, Neb., Dean and his wife Teri Martin and their children Taylor and Ethan Martin all of Lincoln, Neb., Jon and his wife Dora Martin and their children Waylon and his wife Linda Holt, Barack Holt and Bridgette Martin all of El Paso, Texas, Eric and his wife Nikke Martin and their children Jacob Helsel, Owen and Brady Martin all of Waverly, Neb.; two great-grandchildren, Ranell and Leilani Holt of El Paso, Texas; five brothers, Duane and his wife Mary Ann McCarthy of Lafayette, Ind., Jim and his wife Reina McCarthy of Silver City, N.M., Terry and his wife Nit McCarthy of Fort Worth, Texas, Michael and his wife Rizza McCarthy of Hayward, Calif., Brad McCarthy of Tabor; three sisters, Carol Holles of Sheldon, Kay and her husband Paul Reimer of Danbury and Mary and her husband Jerel Schomer of Jefferson City, Mo.; and one brother-in-law, Jack Martin of Emerson, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers-in-law, Bob Holles and Tim Martin; and one sister-in-law, Marcy Martin.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton, with the Rev. Richard Ball officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery at Granville. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m., and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.
Casket bearers will be Kevin Belt, Keith George, Keith Holles, Steven Holles, Kevin Martin and Todd Martin.
Memorials may be directed to the Pat Martin family for medical expenses.