Roberta Martin, 87

Roberta B. Martin, 87, Wabash, passed away at 11:31 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born to the late Walter V. and Tessie M. (Garst) Hawley on May 17, 1927 in Wabash.

She was a Wabash High School graduate. She married Richard B. Martin on Aug. 18, 1946. He passed away on Sept. 10, 1997. She was a secretary for 20 years and a local real estate sales agent for 10 years. She was a member of Church of Christ in Wabash. She was also a member of Wabash Saddle Club and Wabash Squares Dance Association, and Wabash Board of Realtors- AARP 2886.

She is survived by two sons, Douglas A. Martin (Jody), Speicherville, and Christopher J. Martin, Chester, Ill.; daughter, Mrs. Terry (Shirley) Niccum, Wabas, Indiana; sister, Velma M. Smith, Wabash; four grandchildren, Michael Martin, Daniel Martin, Christi Miller-Pieper, and Mary Martin-Holland; seven step grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Richard Hawley, and two sisters, Garnet Gibson and Wanda Daub.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash. Burial will follow at Friends Cemetery in Wabash. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are directed to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, American Macular Degeneration, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 or Winchester Senior Center, 239 Bond Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

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Posted on 2014 Dec 10