M. Elaine Martin

M. Elaine Martin, age 97, of Quincy, died on Monday, November 6, 2023 in the Good Samaritan Home. She was born on June 30, 1926 in Quincy, Illinois the daughter of John & Edna (Klemme) Hoffman. She married Robert Martin on May 17, 1947 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1997.

Elaine worked at Physicians and Surgeons Clinic for many years. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Her greatest joy was time spent with family.

Elaine is survived by:
TWO CHILDREN: Cherie Greving (Dennis) of Quincy and Janet Powell (Ed) also of Quincy.
GRANDCHILDREN: Gary D. Wellman (Missy); Tammie Wellman (Kevis Nutt); Doug Greving (Dawna Neal); Dustin Greving (Tori); Dominic Greving; Cory Powell (Kristen) and Christopher Powell (Kali).
Numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, Elaine was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Bobbi Wellman, two great grandchildren, and siblings: John Hoffman, Verna Toombs, and Rita Gooding.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass at 11:00 AM. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Catholic Church, Angel of Hope, or to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. teresa pickle on November 8, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    Tammy and family, my deepest condolences on the death of your grandmother. May God provide you with strength in the days ahead and may your many wonderful memories provide you with comfort.

  2. Nancy March (GSH Beauty shop) on November 8, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    I have enjoyed Elaine’s sense of humor and her wit while working on her hair. I will truly miss her. I’m sorry for your loss.

  3. Allen Ancell on November 9, 2023 at 9:16 am

    My condolences for the loss of Elaine. On our last visit together she kept kidding me about having more pictures of my two shih tzu’s than I had of my children! She was a delightful lady who will be sorely missed!

  4. Allen Ancell on November 9, 2023 at 9:20 am

    My condolences for the loss of Elaine. I will always remember our last visit! She kept kidding me about having more pictures of my two shih tzu’s on my phone than of my children! She will be sorely missed.

  5. Mary & Jim Fuller on November 9, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Janet we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  6. Laura Goehl on November 9, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Janet and Family, I’m very sorry for the loss of you mother. My prayers are with you all.😢💕

  7. Randy & Patty Summers on November 9, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    We love Grandma Martin with our whole hearts, going to miss her beautiful & I’ll say again beautiful smile. Give Maddie huge hugs & kisses for us & one day we’ll have a piece of coconut pie together again. Love to you all!! So sorry Cheri that we’re not there, you know how much we love you all.

  8. Rosalie Dyer Ferry on November 10, 2023 at 2:49 am

    I am so sad to hear of Aunt Elaine passing. I had just recently reconnected with her in the near past. She was a beautiful soul. She lived a good long life. She is with her loved ones up in Heaven now.

  9. Kathy Schwartz on November 12, 2023 at 8:14 am

    Sorry for your loss . Love u guys. Kathy Schwartz

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