Martha E. Newcomb, Pendleton

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Martha E. Newcomb

Martha E. Newcomb, 90, of Pendleton, died peacefully after a brief illness on Feb. 20, 2014. She was born Nov. 11, 1923, in Mt. Vernon, Ind., living most of her life in Pendleton.

She dedicated her life as a wife, homemaker and loving mother. The joys of her life were her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She loved to cook and fish. She was a member of the Moose Lodge 1617 of Petersburg, Ind.

Survivors include her four daughters and one son-in-law, Judy Gordon of Anderson; Becky and Charles McKay, Cathy Snead and Marsha Newcomb all of Pendleton; two stepchildren, Joe and Rose Newcomb of Herald and Marilla Walther of Evansville; two sisters, Amye Rue Martin of Oakland City and Georgia Price of Petersburg; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Noel Newcomb; parents, Ralph and Esther (Thurman) Sumners; two brothers, Ralph and Curtis Sumners; two sisters, Ruth Houghland and Mary Louise Vaughan; stepdaughter, Emma R. Walther; and son-in-law, William Gordon.

Visitation was 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Lahm Chapel. Serviceswere held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton with John Aukerman officiating. Burial followed in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pendleton Emergency Ambulance, P.O. Box 165, Pendleton, IN 46064.

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