Mrs. Nellie L. Martin, 91, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at her residence.
Born June 19, 1918, in Brown County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Edmond and Osa (Nelson) Marshall.
She was a graduate of Greencastle High School "class of 1936," and the Smart Appearance Beauty College.
She married Alfred A. Martin on Sept. 7, 1938, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1994.
Mrs. Martin had owned and operated the Three Sisters Beauty Salon, worked at the Angwell Curtain Factory, operated the Martin Camper and Bait Shop and the Poor House Ceramic Shop. She and her husband helped to found the National Campers and Hikers Association in Indiana.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Greencastle, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Long Branch Baptist Church and the Rebakah Lodge.
Survivors include her son Herschel A. "Bud" Martin and wife Judy, Morton, Ill., daughter Joyce A. Green and husband James, Greencastle, sister Beaulah Stafford and husband Rex, Odon, grandchildren Bobbi Basore and husband Rob, Angie Wildermuth and husband Rob, and Tracy Driscoll and husband Dan, and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Eldon, Don and Clarence Marshall, and sisters Hazel Marshall, Ruby Lawson, Mabel Mann and Doris Orr.
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, with Rev. Patrick Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Boone Hutcheson Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with an Order of Eastern Star Memorial Service to take place at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Scholarship Fund in care of the Putnam County Foundation, 2 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, Ind., 46135.
Condolences may be shared with the family in care of www.Hopkins-Rector.com.