[June 10, 2019]
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afternoon, a sad day was marked as Allissa Martin was laid to rest.
Her funeral was held at Fricke Calvert Schrader Funeral Home in
Lincoln. Marten fell to her death from a parking garage in St. Louis
after attending a Cardinals baseball game.
Her death has been investigated by St. Louis Police and charges are
being brought against her husband.
Martin was from Lincoln and has family in the community.
She was also a member of a special extended family, the Illinois
Department of Corrections (DOC). Martin was employed at the Logan
Correctional Center in Lincoln and was highly regarded by her
superiors, her co-workers, and the female inmate population, whom it
is reported she cared for deeply.
On Saturday a procession formed on the frontage road near the prison
and traveled from the prison to the funeral home together. The
procession was miles long and included hundreds of vehicles carrying
hundreds of people who represent the DOC family.
Local and regional police departments, fire departments and other
first responder agencies, as well as Illinois State Police, and many
IDOC employees were in the procession.
At the funeral home, the crowd was so large it could not be
contained by the building as hundreds gathered in the parking lot to
pay their respects. The visitation for Martin began at 1:30 p.m. and
for the next three hours or more, people waited outside the building
for the opportunity to go inside and pay their respects to Allissa