The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 18, 2013

Charity Mae Martin


COVINGTON, Ind. — Charity Mae Martin, 87, of Covington, passed away at 3:54 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Williamsport Nursing and Rehabilitation in Williams-port, Ind.

She was born March 21, 1925, in Indianola, the daughter of the late George and Lucy Kelsheimer Tuggle.

She married Richard E. Martin on Aug. 22, 1948, at Christian Union Church north of Perrysville, Ind. He preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 2001.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy (Donald) Jensen of Bourbonnais, Crystal Leach of Perrysville, Ind., and Karen (Ron) Johnson of Tangier, Ind.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joy Love Johnston of Fithian and Jean (Marvin) Collom of Danville; special nephew, Bob (Arlene) Grubb of Danville; special friend, Joy Grubbs of Veedersburg, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Charity was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Charity formerly worked as a janitor at North Vermillion High School. She later worked with her husband at their business, Martin Construction.

Charity formerly attended Christian Union Church and most recently was attending Rileysburg Independent Christian Church.

She was a 1943 graduate of Indianola High School. Charity enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Funeral services: 10 a.m. EST Monday, Jan. 21, at DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Ind. Officiating: Pastor Jarrad Brothers. Burial: Lower Mound Cemetery north of Perrysville, Ind. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. EST Sunday, Jan. 20, at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Monday.

Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or Stringtown Church of God. Condolences: www.deverterfuneral

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