I received word this morning via a facebook message from the Kansas Authors Club that Gail Martin, longtime editor of Our Echo, passed away the evening of January 17th, 2013. I had put a post here recently about Gail having had a second heart attack this week. The information on fb was as follows. I will post an obituary when it is shared.
KAC is sad to learn from Cynthia Ross, District 5, Towanda, that her mother, Gail Martin, District 5, El Dorado, passed away on Thursday evening, January 17, 2013. More info about Gail, who served for a long time as KAC's Archivist, will be forthcoming. Gail's memoir, My Flint Hills Childhood, Growing up in 1930s Kansas, won the 2010 Ferguson History Book Award of Kansas Authors Club.