Kathleen F.  Martin


Kathleen F. (Hardester) Martin, 69, of Bessemer passed away on June 10, 2019, at the Assumption Village Care Center.
Kathy was born in New Castle on Oct. 13, 1949, a daughter of the late Raymond and Marie Roman Hardester.
She graduated from Union High School.
She went on to become a registered nurse for 40 years at St. Elizabeth's Youngstown Hospital.
Kathy married William Thayer Martin on Feb. 14, 1989, and he survives.
Kathy was a member of Christ the King Parish and attended both St. Lawrence and St. Anthony churches.
Where to even begin ... Kathy was an earthly angel to many. She was a mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and friend. She did more for others than herself and appreciated everyone in her presence.
She was loved by many. Her love was honest and unconditional. Her family and friends were her world and she cherished family functions and celebrations with them the most.
A traditionalist at heart, Kathy spent her career as a registered nurse for St. Elizabeth Hospital. She had a caretaker's heart and wanted nothing more than to see you smile. Kathy enjoyed doing almost everything as long as it involved her friends and family. She will be sadly missed and most certainly cherished.
She is survived by husband, Bill Martin, at home; daughter, Amy (TJ) Bylenok of Bessemer; brother, Charles (Patricia) Hardester of Nags Head, North Carolina; and grandsons, Jayvon and Jaidon Laster, also of Bessemer
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents
Calling hours are scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home at 203 Oak St. in Bessemer.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday June 14, 2019, at Christ the King St. Anthony Church.
Kathy will be laid to rest in St. Anthony Cemetery.
Published on June 11, 2019
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12 posts

Deanna Nase (Rachael’s cousin)
Jun 14, 2019
My sincere sympathy for you and your family Amy...I always enjoyed talking to her when she attended birthday parties and the 4th of July. Prayers for your father.
Judith Spears
Jun 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers and the prayers of your MoCo House family. May you be comforted by the memories of a life well lived and the presences of family and friends. Until you meet again.
Frank and Cindy Cinque
Jun 13, 2019
Sorry to hear of her passing she will be missed.
Mike Bergman
Jun 12, 2019
GOD's Hands Will Guide Now.
Leslie Andrews
Jun 12, 2019
My sympathy to you and your family, Bill.
Joann Leonard
Jun 12, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the family. I remember an overnight in her back yard making a tent out of blankets. We always had fun with her growing up.
Susan (Solley) Fair
Jun 11, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of healing and peace to your family in this difficult time. Please reach out if you need an ear to listen. Love you my friend.
Karen & Parker Arritt
Jun 11, 2019
May God be with you all at this difficult time! Kathy was a good friend and a ray of sunshine!! She will be missed greatly! Prayers & Hugs to all!
Delores J ( Kegarise) Miller
Jun 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Prayers and thoughts to the family. She was a childhood friend. She was always kind.
Jun 11, 2019
Amy I’m so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful women. If you need anything call.
Sue (Allen) Perry
Jun 11, 2019
My thoughts and prayers for healing go out to the family at this time of loss. I have fond memories of Kathy from our years in school together
Cindy Jordan
Jun 11, 2019
Condolences to family and friends. Remember the fun times. It will get easier with time.