Martha E. Purdy, 96

Martha E. Purdy, 96, a lifetime resident of Wabash, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Bickford of Wabash.

She was born to the late Irvin L. and Florence (Retting) Hutchens on Sept. 17, 1920, in Wabash County.

She was a graduate of Chippewa High School. Martha married Homer E. Purdy on May 28, 1954, he passed away on March 17, 1989.

She retired from the Curb-A-Teria Restaurant of Wabash, Indiana. Martha was a member of First United Methodist Church of Wabash, Indiana. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Wabash. She was a avid sports fan, she especially loved the Chicago Cubs and IU basketball.

A son survives her, Ken Purdy (Karen) of Wabash.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold R. Hutchens.

A private family service will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor John Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery in Wabash.

Preferred memorials are directed to First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St., Wabash, IN 46992.

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Posted on 2017 Feb 07