Moultrie County Beacon Inc

Providing day program, residential and home based support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, community-based mental health services to individuals with mental illness and enrichment programs for preschool aged children.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Nina Tabor Martin.  Nina and her husband Philip have been champions and supporters of the services in Moultrie County to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness.   

Mr. and Mrs. Martin graciously attend and provide Christmas cheer to the Moultrie County Beacon each year.  It is always a highlight to have them in attendance.

We honor Nina's loving and generous spirit and thank the Martin family for their unfailing support.

Nina Tabor Martin, 72, of Sullivan, passed away at 5:02 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2019, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

A visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019, at the McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. A private graveside service will be held in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan, with her family. Public memorial services will be announced at a later date in both Sullivan and the Chicago area. Memorials may be made to Moultrie County Beacon: 401 W. Water Street, Sullivan, IL 61951; Chicago Foundation for Women: 140 S. Dearborn St. #400, Chicago, IL 60603; or to the donor’s choice.

Nina was born January 10, 1947 in Decatur, the daughter of Purvis Francis and Roberta (Morris) Tabor. She married Philip H. Martin on July 10, 1971 in Decatur.

Nina received a bachelors degree from Indiana University in 1969 and went on to earn a masters degree in special education from National Louis University. She later received her doctorate in psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and practiced as a clinical psychologist in Evanston, IL, for a number of years. Throughout her life, Nina was devoted to helping others and particularly enjoyed working with children.

She is survived by her husband, Philip Martin of Sullivan; son, Andrew Tabor Martin of Evanston; and daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Martin (Walter Gallwas) of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sarah “Sally” Jacobson.

Condolences may be offered to the family at


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