Martha Buzzard, 85

Martha JoAnn Buzzard, 85, Warren, passed away at 1:42 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 03, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Bluffton.

She was born on March 24, 1928, in Jackson Twp. Ind. She married Jack Buzzard on Nov. 04, 1947 in Warren.  Martha was a 1946 graduate of Jackson High School and a 1971 graduate of Tucker Career Center in Marion, where she received her degree as an LPN. She worked for the following, Dr. P.C. Matthews, Huntington Hospital, Huntington Nursing Home, Norwoods Health and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington, Markle Health Care, Memcor in Huntington and Cady's Express in Warren. Martha was a member of the Red Hatters Club in Warren and the Christ the King Episcopal Church in Huntington. She enjoyed bowling and especially spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Buzzard, Warren; six daughters, Linda (Gale) Evrard, Jean (Max) Barton, both of Warren, Laura Buzzard, Shelley (Jim Powers) Brooks, both of Huntington, Mary (Paul) Thompson, Greencastle, and Jan (Jan) Tinkle, Marion; four sons, Steven (Leann) Buzzard, Jay (Tara) Buzzard, Brian Buzzard, all of Warren, and Larry (Rise) Buzzard, Huntington; 17 grandchildren, Michael Ancil, Marc Ancil, Matt Buzzard, Jenny Akerstrom, Whitney Buzzard, Ashley Tinkle, Andy Tinkle, David Gordon, Tony Gordon, Nikki Gordon, Kari Moore, Joel Buzzard, Drew Buzzard, Hope Buzzard, Jayson Buzzard, Lacey Couch, Dillon Couch, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna (Zent) Shoemaker.

There will be private viewing hours and a graveside service for family only. Interment will be in the Gardens of Memory in Marion.

Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.

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Posted on 2013 Aug 05