Stillwater News Press

December 4, 2013

Lynda Ellen (Brake) Martin

Stillwater NewsPress

— Lynda Ellen (Brake) Martin, 72, of Shawnee, passed away Monday in Shawnee.

Lynda was born on Jan. 12, 1941, to Thomas Edward and Minnie Ethlyn (Nugent) Brake in Ripley.

She was raised in the Ripley/Stillwater area and attended Ripley Public Schools.  Lynda lived in the Stillwater area for most of her life until moving to Shawnee where she has lived for the past six years.

Lynda worked at Mercruiser for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her children and grandchildren and she loved her dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Minnie Brake; siblings, Tom Brake, Dale Brake, Kay Jackson and Vicky Ventris.

Lynda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jeff Craig, of Shawnee; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Kimberly Saunders, of Perry, and Michael and Tonya Bozeman, of Stillwater; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Harriett Harris, Carla Langley and Betty Emmons; three brothers, Kenneth Brake, Doyle Brake and Ralph Brake; numerous stepchildren and step great-grandchildren and extended family and friends.

Service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday at New Hope Cowboy Church in McLoud with Pastor Randy Reasoner officiating. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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