of Hot Springs Village, AR
June 22, 1933 - February 21, 2022
Charlotte N. Martin, 88, gained her wings on Monday afternoon, February 21, 2022, in Elijah's Place at Mount Carmel Community in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. She was born June 22, 1933, in Hoopeston, IL, to the late Richard and Leah Nelson. Char was a sweet, sweet woman who was loved and adored by all who knew her. For a woman so small in stature, she had a big heart, and spent lots of time volunteering in both Illinois, where she and her doting husband Norm raised their family, and Arkansas where they spent their golden years.She was a woman of strong faith - church was a big part of her life. She was very involved in it, including serving as a camp counselor when her children were in high school. Other interests and hobbies included tennis, Bridge club, the Fleetwood Garden Club, ballroom dancing, attending symphonies and other performances at Illinois State University's Bone Center, and writing in her diary on a daily basis. She was an avid reader - there were always stacks of newspapers and magazines for her to read when she could find the time. She encouraged and supported all of her children's multiple activities when they were growing up, including violin (Suzuki method), piano, flute, marching band, choir, swimming, diving, cross country, ballet, modern dance, tennis, and golf.Although formally trained as a nurse, Char was very organized and took great pride in her homemaking and hosting skills. She loved opening her home to and entertaining her husband's business associates and other groups and clubs she was a member of. She had impeccable taste, and the parties were beautiful. A classy lady, hands down.She is survived by her children, Jana (Mark) Hines, N.K. (Tricia) Martin and Lara Martin-Glomski (David), 9 grandchildren: Eric, Brittany and Damian Martin (Maddi, fiancée), William and Robert Hines, Cruz, Quinn, Cash and Colt Martin, 2 great grandchildren, sister Marcia (Hugh) Glissman and brother Ed (Rosetta) Nelson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norman K Martin and her brother Richard (Ruby) Nelson. A small private graveside service is being planned in Indiana. Memorials may be made to Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian Church, 275 Asturias Dr., Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 or Elijah's Place, Mt. Carmel Community, 540 Ponce de Leon Dr. , Hot Springs Village, AR 71909.
Norm and Char were a great couple and good friends. We celebrated our anniversaries together, stayed with their children while Char was in hospital with new baby, danced together for forty years, played tennis together, and went on spring break for over ten years together with our families to islands in the South. I miss them and love their children. Do keep in touch. Mary
NK, It was a honor to read about your mother's life and legacy here. I would have loved to meet her--it sounds as though she was as elegant as she was intelligent and kind-hearted. We're all thinking of you and your family, sending love from Denver.
Charlotte was such a beautiful, kind, soft spoken lady with so many talents...a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, nurse, teacher, counselor, hostess, and I'm sure many other gifts. I'll never forget fun times visiting & staying overnight with Aunt Charlotte & Uncle Norm & Jana, N.K, & Lara, of trips to Turkey Run State Park, & also visits from them to visit us in here in Iowa and The Amana Colonies. Everyone who knew Charlotte & Norm will keep them in their hearts. ,
God couldn’t wait to meet you, Aunt Char. So much love.
Lara and family,Sending love and hugs. Your Mom was such an amazing woman. Such a gift to have known her ♥️
God speed, Aunt Char. Even in heaven, Uncle Norm needed you to keep him in line. Prayers of peace for all the family.
Lara and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close at heart. Sending many prayers my friend ❤️
So sorry to hear of Char’s passing; she was one of the adults who were so much a part of our growing-up years, as counselor, activity driver, swim meet timer, treat bringer, party hostess, and just all-around great parent and friend to us all. She will always be part of my life through memory. I know she is happy to be reunited with “Noah” in heaven. Much love to Jana, NK, and Lara and families.
Lara, sending prayers and hugs to you and your family.
Jana and Lara and families. Don and I are very sorry for the loss of your Mother. When you spoke of her we could hear the love in your voices.We will be thinking of all of you and remembering her in our prayers.
Charlotte was generous and kind and strong woman. I learned a lot from her and will miss her. Sending condolences to all her family.
My mother, Wini Miller Clark, spoke so fondly of Char. She loved every chance to see her or visit. Mom consiered her a treasured friend. Many prayers sent.
So sad to hear of Char's death. I knew she was not well, but the news that she had passed still caught me off-guard. So many treasured memories, so many hard-to-believe fun times. Family trips to Central Indiana, to Turkey Run State Park, to Nashville, Tenn, to Branson, MO, to Conference Point Camp, along with more than 120 teenagers! Yes, treasured memories. Please know that you folks are in my thoughts and prayers. A lovely lady has passed, but Char will remain in our hearts until we are called home. With Love, Phil
NK, our thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family. We may never have met your mom, but it's clear that she was a sweet and kind person, someone with a big heart. Those are traits that live on in you, as are the memories that you'll be able to keep - forever.Please accept our condolences, and we pray for strength, peace, and comfort for you, your siblings and the entire family. We love you.Rob, Greg, Matt, Dave, Tammy, Steve, Joe, Tosha, Anne, Jen, & Sherry
Sending prayers of peace and comfort to all that were touched by Mrs. Martin's life and to all who will be impacted by her loss. May each of you hold warm memories of her close to your heart.
Please say "HI" to Norm for me. Love you Char
We were 13 months apart so we were very close. I loved her dearly & I'll miss her so much. I wish I could be at her ceremony and be with her family at this time.
Lovely lovely lady inside and out. Was a pleasure being neighbors for many years.
Charlotte was a wonderful older sister who took care of me when our father died when I was Two years old and my mother had to go to work. She instilled in me a great love for reading which was lifelong and led to my career as an English Teacher. She had a wonderful marriage with Norm and has a great family who will miss her as will Rosetta and I.
Beloved mom. You will be missed