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“jennifer, i am so sorry for your loss.He was a great man and dad! I liked marty alot and i really wanted to be able to go hunting with him. you guys...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: kylie branscum - winfield, KS

“Jennifer, I am so so sorry about Marty. I am Beth's cousin and I remember Marty when he was a baby. (In fact, I babysat him a time or two!) I wasn't...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Caroline and Rich Gilstrap - KS

“Jennifer and family, We are very sorry to hear about Marty, We are praying for you and your family. Marty will be missed but not forgotten. Give your...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Shannon & Dorene Delp - Oxford, KS

“Jennifer, We were sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your husband. Our thoughts are with you and your children. ”
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark and Tabatha Lake - Edmond, OK

“So shocked to hear the news. Our thoughts are with you ....... ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Les and Pam Hunt - Arkansas City, KS

“Jennifer, We are so sorry for your loss Marty was always smiling and happy, just an all around great guy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Ross and Heather Marrs - KS

“Jen and family, you guys have been in our thoughts since we heard about Marty. Cannot find the words to say how sorry we are. You and the girls...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike & Teri Rush - Oologah, OK

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time in your life. ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Lynda McDade - Winfield, KS

“We are so sorry to hear about Marty. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Darl & Donna Wallace - Waverly, KS

“Dear Jennifer and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be your comfort and strength. Tony,...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Telisa Rohr - Arkansas City, KS

“To Blatchford Family I'm so sorry for the loss of Marty. You all are in my prayers. ”
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary McClellan - Arkansas City, KS

“Dear Jennifer and family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm there for you and the girls at Roosevelt. ”
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Allison Viola - Arkansas City, KS

“Jennifer and family- We are so sorry for your loss! Please know that our thoughs and prayers are with you all during this difficult time! If you...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Natalie Tennant - Ark City, KS

“jennifer and family, we are so sorry for your shocking loss. Our hearts are with you. Rags and joe Smith ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Rags and Joe Smith - KS

“Jennifer, I was very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers! Tim ”
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Harmon - Arkansas City, KS

“Jennifer, Tony and I are so sorry for your lose. We work at the college and Kristi is my boss at the deli.Our prayers are with you and your family....Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Tony and Vicki Crouch - Ark City, KS

“Jennifer and Family, We are shocked and saddened to hear of Marty's sudden passing. May God give you strength and peace through this most...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindi Rowe - Arkansas City, KS

“I'm very sorry for you loss. Your all in my thoughts and prayers!! ”
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy Krueger - Lebo, KS

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Marty's passing. We will miss him.You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Eshia Ramey Topper - Winfield, KS

“Jennifer and family, I am very sorry for your loss; your family are in my prayers. ”
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Maralea Brazee - Cedar Vale, KS

“Jen, Court, Chance, & girls, My heart aches for each one of you. I am so sorry. You are all in my prayers. ”
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Lacy Abrams - Arkansas City, KS

“Jenny & family, Don worked with Marty on the water crew when he worked for the city. Marty was just a wonderful person to be around - lots of fun...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Don & Janice Hale - arkansas city, KS

“There are not enough words to express how sad I was to see that Marty had passed away.My husband Melvin met Marty when he would come out to George's...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Trudy Masingale - Arkansas City, KS

“To the Blatchford family: My heart is deeply saddened over the loss of Marty. He was a good friend of mine, from back in the body shop days to now....Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Jason Lowrie - Arkansas City, KS

“Bonnie and Mark and the rest of your family. So sad hearing of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Nila (Balzer) Brandon - Newkirk, OK

“Jennifer and family My heart goes out to you in your time of loss. You are in my prayers as you begin to face the reality and depth of this loss. ...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark Britton - Arkansas City, KS

“Beth & All The Blatchford Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Randy & Cara Eaton ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Randy Eaton - Wichita, KS

“Jennifer I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Farrah Ibach-Bauer - Spring Hill, KS

“Jennifer, I was so sorry to learn of your loss. Cathy and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. Syd Alexander ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Syd and Cathy Alexander - KS

“It was a pleasure to know you! You were always smiling, when I was around you! You will be missed by many. ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: David Klonowski - Arkansas City, KS

“Beth and Family, We were sad to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Trudy Jarred and Sharon Pride - KS

“Dear Darlys & Family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Lonnie & Nancy Standiferd - Lebo, KS

“Dear Beth and The Blatchford family, My heartfelt condolence to each of you. The Blatchford boys were an important part of our lives. May you have...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Linck - Kansas City, MO

“Jennifer and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry for your great loss. ”
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Stacy & Brian Wells - Parkerfield, KS

“Beth, Darlys and families, We are so saddened for you. Words cannot express our heartache for all of you upon hearing of Marty's sudden passing. ...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Scott & Christie Miller - Emporia, KS

“Dear Mark & Bonnie and Blatchford family, so sorry to hear about your loss. It's always hard to lose someone so close and so young remember all the...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Del & Kim Beane - Ark City, KS

“Jennifer and family: Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. My hope is that the love of friends...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Whitney Baker - Arkansas City, KS

“I am so very sorry to hear of Marty's passing. He was such a special person. Please know that I will be praying for your comfort in the days ahead. ...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff Smith - Manhattan, KS

“We are so saddened about the loss of Marty. He was a great guy in so many ways. We loved having him spray our fields, he always did a super job. ...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Floyd and Janice McClaskey - KS

“Dear Beth & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I did not know Martin, the guestbook indicates he was very well thought of. May God...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Gaye Nell & Don Baker - AR

“So sorry to hear about Marty you all will be in my prayers. I wish I could come to the service but will not be able to. ”
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark Britton - Lebo, KS

“Jennifer and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Stephanie Saltsman - Wold - KS

“Jenny and girls.... I wish I knew what to say in your time of sorrow. I will always remember his love for his family. He is in good company in...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Marla and Mike Sanderholm - KS

“Dear Blatchford Family - All of you are in my prayers. I only know Court but my heart is heavy for all of you. I am Harlee's (and John's) gram in Pa....Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue Sheirer - Buffalo Mills, PA

“Darlys, Beth and Families: You've been on our minds and in our prayers daily. We are so sorry for the sadness you all are feeling, and pray the...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: The Stegmaiers - Emporia, KS

“Jennifer, Our heart goes out to you and your family. This seem so unfair, although we have to trust in God. He will guide you thru your sadness. ...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Myrna & John Zielke - Shell Knob, MO

“Court and family, I'm very sorry for your loss. I'd never met Marty, but I'm sure he was an awesome person. Take care and hold on tight to your...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindy Musselman - Ark City, KS

“Beth may your family and you be able to laugh as well as cry when reliving great and happy memories of your son. May God give you peace and strength...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Wells Lee - Woodstock, IL

“Jenny and Children, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and father of your children. Rob, Tara, Elias and Amaia Robson ”
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Tara Weller-Robson - McDermott, OH

“Jennifer and babies, Our hearts and our love are with you during this time of sorrow. Marty will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa McDowell - Wichita, KS

“To the Blatchford Family Court ,Chance, Mark and family and Jennifer and family. So sorry to hear this.Marty was a wonderful person. He will be...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Buddy& Karen Staten - KS

“I graduated high school with Marty at Waverly in 1989 and just wanted to pass along my thoughts & prayers to his family. ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Christy Humphrey - Salina, KS

“Miss Jennifer & Babies, I can't fathom how sorry I am for your loss. Remember, he will forever & always be with you, right beside you, taking...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Chelsea Kinzie White - San Diego, CA

“Jennifer and family, so very saddened to learn of the loss of Marty. May God embrace you firmly and his presence get you through this difficult...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Cynthia Hocker - KS

“Jennifer and children, Please know that we are praying for your entire family durning this very trying time. God Bless all of you. John and...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Holli Pool - Arkansas City, KS

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I'm sorry for your loss ”
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Kandi Pool(Ramsey) - Winfield, KS

“To the Blatchford family...My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of loss and sadness. Marty was a good friend of the family for many...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Stephanie Goatley-Milton - OK

“Jennifer, Kelsea an I want you to know you are in our thoughts an prayers. I had only met Marty a couple of times and every time he had a smile on...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Dana Kirkbride - Newkirk, OK

“Jennifer & family Mark & Bonnie & family Our hearts hurt for you. You are in our prayers. "...for I can do everything that God asks me to with...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Brenda (Bryant) Coffey - Jackson, AL

“Jennifer & girls: We are so truly sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories you have of Marty to get you thru these trying days. Please remember we...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Bruce & Debbie Zimmerman - KS

“To the Blatchford family- I'm truely sorry for each of you. Marty will be missed by many.I will keep each of you in my prayers. ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Tamra Magner - Arkansas City, KS

“Dear Jennifer and Family, I am so sorry to hear that Marty passed away. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. He was such a...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Veronica - South Haven, KS

“Jennifer and family, i am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. ”
63 of 100+ | Posted by: michelle hutchinson - winfield, KS

“Beth we are so sorry for Marty's passing.You are in our thoughts and prayers.We are good listeners anytime that you need to talk. Sorry for your...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Leon and Mary White - KS

“Jennifer & family; There are no words to express our sadness for your loss... Just know that he's in good company and ALWAYS REMEMBER, he loves you...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff & Sheri Green - KS

“Jennifer and family, We are so sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you take comfort in knowing...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Misty Bazil - Ark city, KS

“Jennifer and all of your family, I am very saddened to hear of your loss. We will continue to pray that you are able to find the strength and...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Cami Cook - Arkansas City, KS

“To Marty`s family; I didn`t know Marty, but I grew up with Joe`s family, their family and mine were quite close. Mark, Bonnie, Jennifer,Diana,...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Jimmy Coyne - Winfield, KS

“To Jennifer & girls and all Marty's family, Our hearts are saddened to hear about Marty. It is hard to know of God's plan for us. I can tell you...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Larry & Deb Hargrove - KS

“Blatchford Family...especially Jennifer and girls, It's impossible to understand why things happen as they do and for what purpose Marty was taken...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff, Yazmin and Bella Wood - KS

“Jennifer, I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss! I wish I could find the perfect thing to say to help you get through this most difficult...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Patti (Ramirez) Rolf - Winfield, KS

“All of our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the Blatchford Family. Scott and Katie McAnulty ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: McAnulty's - Arkansas City, KS

“To the family of Marty Blatchford sorry to hear about your loss. Marty was just like family to me Known him since I went to work for his uncle George...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Greg Morris - Ark City, KS

“Jennifer & Girls, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God gives you strength to get...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Randi Shultz - Arkansas City, KS

“Dear Jen and kids, Beth, Mark & Darlys: I have so many fond memories growing up with the Blatchford kids, especially my neighbors, Mark and Dar....Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Tami Potter Pullins - Ark City, KS

“I am truly saddened by Marty's death. Marty was an amazing person. Always greeting me at Hackney with a smile on his face. His passing will not only...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Dee Clark - Arkansas City, KS

“Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls. If you ever need anything please let me know. Love you...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Jennifer Luis - Newkirk, OK

“Jennifer & family, I am sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts & prayers. When one is taken from us at such a young age & so suddenly,...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Deambra Stevens - Arkansas City, KS

“I will miss Marty so much. I am just heart broken to see another family member die this way. I know he is with dad and I find comfort in that.I lost...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Denise Blatchford White - AR

“To Marty's family....... We are so very sorry to learn of Marty's sudden passing. There aren't words to express how very sad we are and in such...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Dianne Goatley - Arkansas City, KS

“I pray for peace for all the family, in our hearts and in our minds. God has a plan much bigger than we are-- and we have to know that His plan is...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Blatchford

“Jennifer, this is uncle Jack, my heart is weeping and I can't say enought to you that will help. I believer God has a plan and it is going to be ok....Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: jack m. blatchford - KS

“Jennifer & Kids, I am so sorry to hear about Marty. There are no words I can write to help with the pain you are going through. He was such a...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Megan Goatley - Tulsa, OK

“So sorry to hear this, you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
84 of 100+ | Posted by: roger and tammy - waverly, KS

“Jennifer and kids: I know there are no words that will heal your pain but our family will keep you in our prayers. The time will dull the pain...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Monica Meyer - Arkansas City, KS

“So sorry for your loss. Marty was such a good friend to many. He touched so many lives. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
86 of 100+ | Posted by: John & Rhonda Jordan - Ark City, KS

“Marty will be missed by many. So sorry for your loss. ”
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Hoag - Derby, KS

“We are praying for your family. Lean on the Lord and each other through this difficult time. ”
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Audra LeClair - Arkansas City, KS

“Court, Chance, Jennifer and girls -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the sad and sorrowful time. ”
89 of 100+ | Posted by: David, Roxie and Andy Mavis - OK

“I am still so much in shock that I just can not beleive that this has happen. I will miss Marty so much in so many ways that when I think of some of...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Diana Blatchford - winfield, KS

“Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. We hope it comforts you in some way to know that so many people are praying for you & grieving...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim & Malia Barnthouse - KS

“Beth I am so sorry to hear of your son's death. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your good memories help in your recovery. ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Charlotte Knox - El Dorado, KS

“To the Blatchford Family~ We are so sorry for your loss, we were so shocked to hear. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Derek and Crystal Kistner - KS

“We are so sadden by your loss. Our prayers go out to you and the entire family. May God give you strength, and knowledge that he is not gone he is...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve/Deb Dowler - geuda spgs, KS

“Jennifer and girls, we are very sorry about your loss, God Bless. The Colquhouns. Nick, Dixie, DeLaney and...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Dixie Colquhoun - Ark City, KS

“Jennifer and Girls, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Shannon, Jeff, Dax & Jake Shaw ”
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Shannon Shaw - Ark City, KS

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go to the entire Blatchford family. ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Danielle (Banister) Hollingsworth - KS

“Jennifer I'm so sorry for your loss. You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Kari Officer - Ponca City, OK

“Jennifer and family: We are saddened to hear of your loss. May God bless you with His comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Christi Lungren - Manhattan, KS

“We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers during this very difficult time. ”
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Heather Jackson & Girls - Wichita, KS


Martin Lee "Marty" Blatchford, 40 of Arkansas City died Monday, August 9, 2010 at the South Central Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Brown Center at Cowley College in Arkansas City. The Reverend Mark Boxman will officiate. Interment will follow in the Springside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010, at the funeral home. Marty was born July 20, 1970 to John Lee Blatchford and C. Beth (McDowell) Blatchford in Winfield, KS. He graduated from Waverly, KS High School in 1988. On November 27, 1997 he married Jennifer Schroeder in Arkansas City where the couple made their home. Marty was a chemical applicator for the Coop and his true passion was farming. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer of the home; two sons, Court Blatchford and Chance Blatchford both of Arkansas City; three daughters, Bethany Blatchford, Brynlea Blatchford and Brooklynn Blatchford all of the home; mother, Beth Brooks of Madison, KS; brother, Mark Blatchford and wife, Bonnie, of Arkansas City; sister, Darlys Fisher and husband, Bryan of Emporia, KS; grandson, Tayten Blatchford of Arkansas City and four nieces and nephews. Marty was preceded in death by his grandparents and father in 2002. The Blatchford Children's Education Fund has been established. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

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