The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 24, 2013

Martha Ellen Hayden

The Commercial-News

---- — COVINGTON, Ind. — Martha Ellen Hayden, 90, of Covington, passed away at 11:28 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Crawfordsville, Ind.

She was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Fountain County, Ind., to Imless and Leona Storey Barnett.

She married Francis A. Hayden in February of 1941. He preceded her in death in October 1984.

She is survived by four children, Marvin (Gertrude) Hayden of Veedersburg, Ind., Francis A. Hayden Jr. of Covington, Ruth Burroughs of Brownsburg, Ind., and David Hayden Sr. of Brownsburg; 11 grandchildren, Wes (Jonna) Hayden, Erick Hayden, David Hayden Jr., Carlo Hayden, Steve (Donna) Hayden, Mike Schnarr, John (Paula) Olson, Rick Olson, Francis A. (Cecilia) Hayden III, Suzette Bergner and Linda Bainbridge; 17 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Olson, and a son-in-law, Jerry Burroughs.

Martha had worked as a supervisor at ATI in Danville until her retirement. She was a long-time member at First Assembly of God Church in Covington, where she was very active over the years.

Most of all, Martha loved to take care of her kids and grandkids.

A service to celebrate the life of Martha Hayden will begin at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 25, at First Assembly of God Church in Covington. Pastor Bob Fairchild will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. EDT Friday prior to the service at the church Friday.

Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church in Covington. Please join Martha’s family in sharing memories, photos, and video of her life through her tribute wall at

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