The late Kenny Martin was a long-time employee of the City of Marion, having worked for more than 40 years as an aide in the engineering office doing drafting and design. At his passing, he had no family and no beneficiaries. Long-time co-worker and friend Judy Rawlins helped to create the scholarship fund in 2007 to preserve Kenny’s memory and support careers in civil engineering.
“Kenny was a private person,” explained Judy. “He was an artist in his work.” He loved golf and was an avid model railroader, so, in addition to the scholarship, funds supporting the Marion Palace Cultural Arts Association and the Marion Union Station Association were created from his estate.
“When we are gone and these funds are still going,” said Judy, “Kenny’s name will be kept alive and people will remember who he was. These funds will do things as he would have liked them to be done.”