Martha A. "Marty" (Carlson) Attaway

Born: Sat., Oct. 2, 1926
Died: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Martha Ann “Marty” Attaway 91, of Robinson, IL passed away on Sunday November 19, 2017 at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, IL.

Marty was born on October 2, 1926 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa to Rothard R. Carlson and Nancy J. (Hagan) Carlson.  On February 2, 1947 she married Lloyd G. “Bud” Attaway who preceded her in death on November 9, 2007.

Marty was a chorus and elementary school teacher for 28 years in the Robinson Community Unit 2 School District.  She graduated from Knoxville, IL High School in 1944. Marty received her Bachelor’s degree from Millikin University in 1948 and her Master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1975.   Marty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Robinson, IL; A.A.U.W in Robinson, IL; PEO Chapter KS in Oblong, IL then transferred to Chapter IG in Robinson, IL; 20th Century Club; Red Hat( Mad Hatter); Birthday Club; Wednesday Bridge Club; Ladies Golf League at QCCC Robinson, IL; SIGMA ALPHA IOTA. She also served many offices in the Crawford County Retired Teachers Association.

Marty is survived by a son and daughter –in-law Tim and Jane Attaway, Oblong, IL; two daughters and son-in-law Nancy Attaway, Robinson, IL, Ann and John Linehan, Western Springs, IL; six grandchildren Daniel and Nicole Attaway, Caseyville, IL, John and Jane Attaway, Germantown, IL, Courtney and Travis Kipper, Western Springs, IL, Claire and Mark Peterson, Downers Grove, IL, Cara and Colin Clapper, Chicago, IL and Jack Linehan Chicago, IL; seven great grandchildren Cale Attaway, Altona, IL, Logan Attaway, Anthony Attaway, Sarah K. Attaway, Germantown, IL, Kaden Attaway and Ainsley Attaway, Caseyville, IL and Emma Peterson, Downers Grove, IL. She is also survived by two nieces Christina Raymond, Green Valley, AZ and Bobbie J. Linkogel, St. Louis, MO.

Marty was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Mary C. Nonamaker.

Celebration of Marty’s Life will be held at 11:00 am Saturday December 2, 2017 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL.  Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, IL at a later date. Visitation will be from 9:30 am to 11:00 am on Saturday December 2, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Robinson Public Library with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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David W. Ducommon
   Posted Thu November 23, 2017
Tim and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know it comes to all but we are never ready. She was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed being in her choir while in school. May God's peace bless you during this time. Dave.

Jo Wachtel
   Posted Fri November 24, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I can remember the times that she recorded reading newspaper articles for the sight-impaired for the library. I went to her house a few times to bring her blank tapes and to pick up recorded ones. She always wanted me to stay and visit with her for a while. And sometimes I did. Your mother was a wonderful woman. And I'm glad that I got the opportunity to know her.

Suzie Davis
   Posted Sun November 26, 2017
Ann, Nancy and Tim
As your mom spoke at my mom’s 80th birthday (4 years ago), it occurred to me just how long these two women had been friends. They started out early in their motherhood as neighbors and remained in touch and intertwined in one another’s lives for over half a century. I have always felt a connection to you all from those early beginnings on Franklin Street and feel a sad closeness as I share your loss with Marty’s passing. Godspeed to her, love, peace and grace to each of you.
Always friends,

Larry & Donna Stephens
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
So sorry for your loss, may God comfort you at your time of need!

David and Jeanine(Stitt)Taylor Sr
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
Dear Tim and family: We are sorry about your mother. She was a wonderful lady and teachers are the best! You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Doug & Jan Long
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
Tim & Jane,
So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. Prayer to all your family. May your mom be resting comfortably in the Hands of Our Lord. God bless you all

Yvonne Newlin
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Tim, Jane, and Family ---- So sorry in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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