Sandra J. Martin

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Sandra Martin

Sandra J. Martin, 51, of Coal Valley, formerly of Aledo, died Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 at Trinity in Rock Island. Cremation has been accorded and friends may greet the family and celebrate her life from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Mercer County VFW Post 1571 in Aledo.

Memorials may be left to the Mercer County Animal Shelter. Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at

She was born along with her twin brother Randy Sept. 26, 1959 in Muscatine, Iowa to Carl and Lenore Brown Martin. She attended the Aledo schools. Sandy worked with her father at Joy Propane before owning and operating the Hi Point Saloon in Joy for many years. Most recently she tended bar at the White Tails Tavern in Milan.

Survivors include a sister Katherine (Ken) Clark of Verona, Wis., two brothers, Randy (Lori) Martin of State Center, Iowa and Tony Martin of Muscatine, Iowa, longtime partner Brian Scott of Coal Valley and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Her parents preceded her in death.