You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Greene County judge Regi Martin dies of cancer at age 63

Springfield News-Leader 2/21/2023 Andrew Sullender, Springfield News-Leader
Greene County Judge Reginold "Regi" Martin © Provided by Greene County Circuit Clerk Greene County Judge Reginold "Regi" Martin

Greene County Circuit Court Judge Regi Lynn Martin died last week at age 63 after a long battle with cancer.

According to her obituary, Martin continued her work as a judge until the end of her life — holding court in her hospital room.

"Her devotion and work ethic kept her working up until her death," reads the obituary.

Martin was appointed as a Family Court Commissioner in 2016, a division that handles legal issues such as dissolution of marriage, child custody, adoptions, abuse and neglect, and matters involving juveniles.

"Despite being a judge, Regi was not the type to judge others; she created connections with everyone and made each person feel important. Regi may have departed this world, but she has left an indelible mark on her beloved friends, family and acquaintances. Regi’s kind spirit will live on through each of them," reads the obituary.

Martin is a Springfield native and was the first female Student Body President of Kickapoo High School in 1977. She attended Missouri State University as a college athlete and later graduated from SMU School of Law in Texas. After practicing law there for many years, Martin moved back to Springfield to be close with family.

After many years away from the law, Martin passed the Missouri bar and began practicing family law in 2007.

"Regi was the quintessential entertainer, friend, and confidante. When she threw a party, everyone she knew, and some she didn’t, would show up," reads her obituary.

"She was passionate about life; watching “her” Cowboys on the football field, playing golf, cooking the perfect steak or hamburger on the grill, competing at cards and fantasy football, camping and floating with friends, traveling across the US visiting as many National Parks as she could with whomever would go along."

Martin is survived by her spouse Callie, who hopes friends and family celebrate Martin's life by making a contribution to Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. A "Celebration of Life" event will be held Saturday, March 4 from 2-5 p.m. at the Martin farm.

This article originally appeared on Springfield News-Leader: Greene County judge Regi Martin dies of cancer at age 63

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon