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Martha Bing

August 24, 1930 ~ February 17, 2022 (age 91)


Martha L. Bing, 91, passed away on February 17, 2022. Martha was born on August 24, 1930 to the late Myrtle and Leo Gilliland and grew up in Hillsboro, Illinois.  She met the love of her life, Dennis R. Bing, at Chanute Airforce Base in Rantoul. They were married on December 21, 1951. She is survived by her three children, Dennis Bing Jr., Sandy Bailey, and Tammy Brown, and sons-in-law Rob Bailey and Ralph Brown Jr. She was very proud of her 12 grandchildren:  Annie Osekowsky, Dennis R. Bing III (children of Dennis Jr.), Rob Bailey II, Jennifer Clegg, Derek Bailey and Cassidy Bailey (children of Sandy Bailey), and Michelle Balestrieri, Heather Turner, Ralph Brown III, Justin Brown, Sebastian Brown, and Zechariah Brown (children of Tammy Brown). She was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren: Lilly Bing, Benjamin Bing, Emma Bing, Austin Osekowsky, Emily Osekowsky, Henrik Clegg, Adara Bailey, Belle Balestrieri, Declan Balestrieri, Penny Balestrieri, Mateo Turner, and Harper Turner.  Martha was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Urbana until she moved to Floyd, Virginia after Dennis’ passing.  She was a very talented seamstress and loved knitting and quilting. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and was involved in a couples and women’s bridge club for many years. Visitation will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 10-12:00 PM at Renner-Wikoff Funeral Home, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana; Funeral services will be at 12:00 PM at Renner-Wikoff Chapel. Hank Sanford will be officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery in Mayview. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Urbana. Condolences may be offered online at

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