Meadville Tribune

May 9, 2013

Kathleen Lynn Martin

Meadville Tribune

CONNEAUT LAKE — Kathleen Lynn Martin, 68, of Conneaut Lake passed away peacefully Thursday, May 9, 2013, with her family by her side.

She was born in Pittsburgh on March 8, 1945, a daughter of Lloyd and Wilma Cadoul Kirk. She married Alvin Zalnasky on June 5, 1965, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1980. She subsequently married James Martin on June 12, 1982, and they enjoyed 31 years together.

She was a 1963 graduate of West Allegheny High School, Imperial, and worked at Scio China Co. in Imperial. She owned and operated Monda’s Gift Barn in Meadville from 1987 until her retirement in 1994.

She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan, enjoyed traveling with her husband, Jimmy Buffett music and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren and making every holiday special for them.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, Jim, include two sons, Timothy Zalnasky and his wife, Lynn, of Cranberry Township and James Zalnasky and his wife, Mel, of Ashburn, Va.; a daughter, Kara Challingsworth and her husband, Tim, of Cranberry Township; eight grandchildren, Dmitri, Darius, Anna, Alexa and Bryn Zalnasky and Nick, Luke and Jake Challingsworth; her mother, Wilma Kirk of Noblestown; a brother, Dale Kirk of Oakdale; two sisters, Carole Soubie and her husband, Ron, of Conneaut Lake and Terri Watson and her husband, John, of McDonald; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Waid-Coleman Funeral Home Inc., 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake, and Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Nation Funeral Home, 218 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald.

The funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Nation Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald.

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