Breckenridge Texan

Clara Bell Martin Knust

Clara Bell Martin Knust
April 12
21:32 2019

Clara Bell Martin-Knust, age 94 of Breckenridge, reached out and took her precious Lord’s hand in her daughter’s residence in Wichita Falls on April 10, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Melton-Kitchens Chapel with Rex Boggs and Dr. Calvin Easterling officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Melton-Kitchens Chapel on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The service will be under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.

Clara Bell was born November 9, 1924, in Weatherford, Texas, to Albert Franklin and Mattie Darleen in their farm house in Parker County. She attended schools in Breckenridge and lived there 91 years. She was a member of the Gunsight Baptist Church.

She was married to George Samuel Martin, Jr. for 50 years; after his passing, Clara married Loy Knust. Together they raised five children. She loved her family, friends and Breckenridge very much. She was a lifelong member and acted as chaplain of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Her wisest words were, “Everyone should be kind to one another since they, themselves, might need a ride in the rain someday.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, George Martin, Jr., Loy Knust; son, Ronnie Martin; and grandson, Major Troy Gilbert.

Clara Bell is survived by daughter, Kaye Gilbert and husband, Ronnie of Wichita Falls; sons, Jimmy Martin and wife Linda of Breckenridge, Donnie Martin and wife Noi of Mansfield, and Steve Martin and wife Pam of Breckenridge; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the local Meals on Wheels and may be left at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolences may be made online at

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