Martha M. Beckenholdt

Martha M. Beckenholdt, 98, formerly of Greenfield, and resided at Westminster Village, Muncie passed away, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie. Martha was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Dearborn County, Ind., to the late John F. and Alice A. (Meyer) Beckenholdt.  She was a graduate of Cowan High School and attended Ball State University.

Ms. Beckenholdt was President of the Greenfield Gas Company, Inc. until her retirement in 1975. Prior employment was:  McClellan Law Office in Muncie and Greenfield Gas Realty Company. She was very active in a multitude of organizations and she was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church. Martha will be sadly missed by her family and community.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, William (Anne) Amdor, Linda Bee, Jack (Diane) Meyer, Cheryl (Bob) Snyder, Annette (Monte) Waymire, Kathryn York, Randall (Jan) Cheesman, and Sue (Bruce) Dunn; brother-in-law, John Cheesman.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her siblings, Louise Amdor, Adelaide Meyer, Theodore Beckenholdt and Reta Cheesman and nephews David Amdor and Stephen Beckenholdt.

Friends and family may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church and an hour before services, Friday, March 7, 2014. Funeral services will be at Noon on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Faith Lutheran Church, 200 West McKenzie Road, Greenfield with burial following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Officiating will be William D. O’Connor.

Memorial contributions in Martha’s honor may be made to; Faith Lutheran Church, 200 West McKenzie Road, Greenfield, Indiana 46140 or Hancock County Community Foundation, 312 East Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

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