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Moultrie County Beacon, Inc.

Lighting the way for people with disabilities
The Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves the developmentally disabled. With the support from our community, we are able to better serve those with disabilities. Your donation will go towards helping us continue to improve our Agency and the quality of service we provide. One donation is One life that will be positively impacted.
Moultrie County Beacon, Inc.
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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