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Alice E. Martin

July 6, 1929 — April 12, 2001

PLYMOUTH, IND. – Described by her family as “Little, but mighty”, Alice E. Martin, 71, who has bravely fought cancer since 1989, died at her residence, 8225 King Road, Plymouth, on Thursday, April 12, 2001. Alice died at 3:40 a.m., in the devoted and loving care of her family and the Marshall County Hospice. A Marshall County resident since 1949, coming from Washington, Ind., Alice and her family has resided on King Road the past 33 years. Born the daughter of Earl P. and Cecelia B. Gootee Walker on July 6, 1929, in Washington, Ind., Alice attended Epsom and Alfordsville, Ind., schools, graduating in 1947. On April 17, 1948, in St. Patrick’s Church in Corning, Ind., Alice and Charles D. Martin were married. A busy, energetic person with a great sense of humor, she had worked as a Sears sales clerk and as a cashier at Gas America. She was also a librarian at Lincoln Jr. High school, retiring in 1985. Her grandchildren were all very dear to Alice. She especially enjoyed taking walks with them. She made it a point to be present for almost all of their activities. Alice was fond of needlepoint work and collected handmade quilts. Alice enjoyed traveling, she and her husband visited Germany twice and spent many winters in Texas. An excellent golfer, she enjoyed playing the game with her husband and family, many times outranking them all. She was the Northern Indiana Director of The Golf Card for Seniors. At Plymouth Rock she was the A Flight Champion known for her long drives and was a popular choice in scramble play. A member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Alice was past-president and a member of the Altar Rosary Society and Harvest House. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Plymouth Lodge 1355 and the NIPSCO Golf League. Alice and her husband, Charles, would have celebrated their 53rd anniversary on Tuesday, April 17th. Charles survives her death together with their four sons and two daughters. The surviving families are: Richard D. and Sherri Martin and children, Shannda, Chad and Jessica, all of Plymouth, Charles E. and Cathy Martin and their daughters, Pamela, Erica and Sarah, of Lakeville, Clifford L. Martin and his daughter, Heather, of Port St. Lucie, Florida. William J. and JoAnn Martin and children, Alex and Lauren, all of Bourbon, Mary Anne and Steve Hepler and sons, Nicholas and Anthony Levechio, all of Bourbon, and Susan K. and William Allen and their sons, Cord and Jace, all of Plymouth. Alice was also able to enjoy her great-granddaughter, Taylor Saxon. Two brothers, Harold and his wife, Louise Walker, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Ambrose and Mary Ruth Walker, Washington, Ind., and a sister, Mary and Harold Seal of Cannelburg, Ind., several nieces and nephews also survive. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, one brother LeRoy Walker and a sister Carol Walker. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, April 14, 2001, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. A Rosary Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2001, at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 625 N. Center St., Plymouth. Father Anthony Gillespie, pastor of St. Michael’s will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial gifts in Alice’s memory may be made to the Marshall County Hospice or the Lymphoma Foundation P.O. Box 15335 Chevy Chase, MD 20825
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