Grace Martin

October 25, 1922 - December 14, 2019

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Grace Kahmann Martin, 97, of Latonia, KY passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Edgewood, KY. She was a member of Holy Cross Church in Latonia, KY where she and her late husband Bill Martin were owners and operators of Johnny's Toys. Grace enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, decorating and creating beautiful display windows. She was preceded in death by her loving husband William M. Martin in 1999. Grace is survived by her sons: Tom (Barb) Martin and John (Tammy) Martin; sisters: Virginia Stewart and Joan Rose; grandchildren: Matthew Martin, Elizabeth Martin and Gracie Martin and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church Street, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Church and / or St Anthony Church, 485 Grand Avenue, Taylor Mill, KY 41015. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Dorothy Carneal - Dec 18, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family of Grace. She was a good woman, kind, nice and caring. She will be missed.
Clare Voll - Dec 17, 2019
John, Tom and families - so sorry for your loss - she lived a wonderful life and touched so many people - I am happy to have known her and worked with her! I'm really sorry that I cannot be there in person to pay my respects. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Take care!
Margaret Stewart - Dec 16, 2019
Tom, John and families...what a great loss. Gracie was so loved and I know you will miss her beautiful presence. She was the kindest, most thoughtful, giving soul and treated everyone with kindness and respect. She was humble and classy. In my opinion, Gracie and Bill were responsible for the happiness of the majority of children of northern Kentucky for generations with their beloved Johnny's Toy Store. We all have an accumulation of memories of this great lady and will keep those memories close. She was a perfect sister to mom and a loved aunt to me and my sibs. Blessings to you.
Mabel Kelley - Dec 15, 2019
My Condolences to Tom & John & Family in the Loss of " Our" GRACE. One of the Nicest, Kindest Ladies I knew.My Mom & Brother both had the Privilege of Working with Bill & Gracie. MANY FOND MEMORIES I have Cherished over the Years. She Led a Full Life Bringing HAPPY SMILES to ALL the Boys & Girls in this area. Sincerely, Mabel (Ferrell) Kelley
Sue Smith Paquette - Dec 14, 2019
I am so deeply sorry for your loss ! I know Gracie lived a very full happy life! What a blessing for you guys to have had her this long! Bill has waited 20 years for her to come and be with him! Thoughts and prayers for the family

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