Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Bessie Lorene Martin, 87, of Rosedale, died at noon, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a homemaker.

Born May 22, 1917, in Jackson Township, Parke County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Ellen Martin Green.

Her husband, Harold R. Martin, whom she married March 12, 1935, in Clay County, died in 1982.

Survivors include a son, Frank Richard Martin, and wife, Kathy, of Terre Haute; a daughter-in-law, Jan Martin, of Rosedale; eight grandchildren, Rick Martin of Oklahoma, Jeff Martin of Rosedale, Lisa Watson and husband, Marlin, of Terre Haute, Jamie Mager and husband, Greg, of Rosedale, Terri Martin of Terre Haute, Jana Webster and husband, Bill, of Crawfordsville, Ron Martin and wife, Becky, of Rockville, and Cindy Hettlinger and husband, Eric, of Terre Haute; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, James H. Martin, in 1993; a grandson, Jay Allen Martin, in 1992; and a great-grandson, Nichaolas Frank Hettlinger, in 1997.

She was an active volunteer with the Rosedale Senior Citizens group and enjoyed her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home in Rosedale with Pastor Perry Mager officiating.

Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

Visitation will be noon until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Prayer and Share Group of the Rosedale United Methodist Church, South Main St., Rosedale, IN 47874.

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