Arlene Rose Vince, 78, of Ladysmith, died on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Ladysmith.

Alene was born on Aug. 21, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Vincent and Charlotte Vince. She grew up in Brooklyn. She later moved to Wesson, Miss., Illinois and Indiana before eventually making Ladysmith her home when she came to Rusk County in 1968.

She married Robert Martin in Hazlehurst, Miss., on Dec. 22, 1956.

She enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens. She also enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She always had a crossword puzzle book.

Arlene is survived by her sons, Robert Martin of Lewistown, Mont., and Paul Allsage of Eau Claire; her daughters, Julie (Jeff) Loomis of Rochester, Minn., Charlotte (Albert) Reisner of Glen Flora and Cheryl (Mike) Bratina of Ladysmith; her son-in-law, John McEathron of Fond du Lac; her daughter-in-law, Shari Martin of Lewistown; 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Margret Millsape of Blue Island, Ill. and Colette (Harold) Dugan of Vandelia, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; her sons, James and Michael Martin and her daughter, Rose McEathron.