Kay Martin

Kora “Kay” (Winegarner) Martin, 81, of Little Rock, Ark., died Monday, May 20, 2019, at her residence.

Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery Chapel, north of Arkansas City.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Contributions can be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory of Arkansas City. Online condolences can be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.

Kay was born Aug. 13, 1937, to William and Pearl E. (Dunlap) Winegarner. She was reared and educated in Arkansas City, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1955 and Arkansas City Junior College (Cowley College) in 1957. Kay was Queen Alalah in 1956 and was finalist in the Miss Kansas Pageant in 1957. She continued her education at the University of Kansas, where she was a triple-degree major, graduating in 1959. Kay then accepted a scholarship to the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minn., to train as a physical therapist.

She married Dr. George Arthur Martin on April 16, 1961 in Arkansas City. After graduation, she, her husband and two children Jeffrey and Kristin, moved to Ponca City, Okla., where she practiced physical therapy alongside her husband, an orthopedist. She continued to work for a total of 56 years in her field. Kay was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was active in the community of Ponca City, Okla., volunteering for the Ponca City Public Library, the Ponca City Garden Club and the Little Light House for Disabled Children of Tulsa, Okla., where she made a difference in many lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Bill Winegarner.

Survivors include her children, Jeff Martin and wife Stacey, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Dr. Kristin Martin, of Little Rock, Ark.; and four grandchildren, Spencer Martin, Trevor Martin, Cody Andersen and Jacob Andersen.