Janice C. Martin, 75, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Genesis Medical Center East, Davenport, Iowa. A funeral service celebrating Janice's life was held Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Grace United Methodist Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Lou Zuck officiated. A visitation was held prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Janice Martin Memorial Fund. Cremation rites were accorded following the services. Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Geneseo assisted the family with arrangements.
She was born on May 28, 1937, in Geneseo, the daughter of C. Bernard and Katherine (Anderson) Benson. She was a 1955 graduate of Geneseo High School. She married Dale R. Martin on June 17, 1956, in Geneseo. She, along with her husband, owned and operated Jan Mar Products in Geneseo for more than 30 years. She, in previous years, worked for the former Farmers National Bank and the Offerle Oil Co., as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Geneseo, the Azure Circle at the church and she loved cooking, fishing, crafting and following her grandsons' sporting events.
Survivors include her husband, Dale; two daughters, Julie Martin of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Kristine Talbot of Geneseo; two grandsons, Marty and Travis Talbot; her mother, Katherine Benson of Geneseo; a brother and spouse, Robert and Kathy Benson of Geneseo; and one nephew, Dr. Jeff Benson. She was preceded in death by her father and a grandson, Perry J. Talbot.