Towanda - John Martyn, Jr., 66, of Towanda, KS, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in Wichita. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Goddard United Methodist Church, 300 N Cedar St. Goddard, KS. John was born in Spokane, WA on December 26, 1954 to John "Jack" Martyn, Sr. and the late Willouise (Huckabay) Martyn. He served as a Methodist pastor in Graham County, KS; Russell and Bunker Hill, KS; Goddard, KS; Benton, KS; and Towanda, KS. He had a God-given ability to connect with people of all ages and his passion for Jesus had a profound impact on countless lives. John was also an artist who worked in multiple mediums: serigraphy, photography, graphite, landscaping, and tile work. At one point, he combined his artistic ability and keen sense of irony to create and have published several editorial cartoons. On August 20, 1976 he married Melinda (Falconbridge) Martyn at Olivet Baptist Church, Wichita, KS, and she survives him. He is also survived by his father, Jack Martyn and wife Ruth of Yukon, OK; sons: David Martyn and wife Tami of Weatherford, OK, and Phillip Martyn and wife Stephanie of Wichita, KS; sisters: Melanie Morsman and husband Joe of Lenexa, KS, and Shauna Shelton and husband Ron of Glenpool, OK; eight grandchildren: Eric, Isaac, and Gloria Martyn; Leah and Jaclyn Martyn, Jaeson Chan, Aria and Evelyn Martyn; and his beloved nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center, 226 S. Main St., El Dorado, KS 67042.
Posted online on September 02, 2021