Lifelong Marshall County resident Martha L. Muffley passed away at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the Raclin Hospice House in Mishawaka.
Born on November 2, 1940, in Marshall County, Indiana, Martha was the daughter of Francis “Abe” and Sarah (Hiland) Ludwig. She attended Argos schools.
On April 28, 1961, in Argos Martha married Richard L. Muffley and welcomed a son, Rodney. She was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker.
Martha worked for Colvin Heating and Cooling as a receptionist and in her later years, she also babysat out of their home.
Martha was feisty, kind, politely outspoken, and didn’t mind being an advocate for others. She loved to make birthday cakes for her family, cook their favorite meals, and dinner was never eaten without a prayer said first. She adored their dogs they have had through the years: Buffy, Peaches, Bouncer, Peppy, Heidi and Bruiser.
Martha is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Richard; grandson Keith (Shannon) Muffley of Plymouth; great-grandchildren Payton and Jayla; and siblings, Frances (Floyd) Dorsey and David Ludwig.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah Ludwig and Francis and Violet Ludwig; son Rodney: siblings Irene Crieghbaum and Kenneth Ludwig; stepsiblings Sue Feagles, Donna Kring, Michael Kring, Bobby Kring, Charles Roscoe and Mary DeVos.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will resume one hour prior.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Marshall County, 9739 Sunnyside Dr., Plymouth, IN 46563 or the Humane Society of Marshall Co, PO Box 22, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Caryn Durski, Funeral Director
Karen J Frazier says
My goodness Martha
How I love you so.
The void you left is huge
I will miss you, my loving, funny, sassy girl.
Heaven definitely has gained an angel.
My condolences for all of your family.
Rest peacefully, enjoy your reunion with your loved ones that are with you in Glory
All my love, Karen
Tammy Ludwig says
My strong and beautiful Aunt Martha,
My example of strength and endurance. I love you and will miss you greatly.
You were not just my Aunt, but my friend; best friend of my father and advocate of so many you loved and cared for in life and will be missed not only by me but so many, including your life mate Richard who will miss you until he sees the love of his life again. What a journey of love you and Richard had well over 50 years married-such a lovely example of married love, strength and endurance through many hardships, a bond that stood the test of time and will remain until you meet again.
Lover of animals, family and friends, outspoken advocate we always knew what was on your mind and how much you cared; such a character and beautiful soul. I am sure Rodney, Kenneth, Irene, Mary and so many others were overjoyed to see you, as we will be when we see you again. I do not have all the words to say how much I love you and will miss you and how grateful I have been to have you in my life. Until we meet again, your niece, Tammy
Christine Danielson says
So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family. Going to miss those phone calls from this sweetie lady asking to talk to Keith. 🙏🙏
Ed Barcus says
Fran, Floyd and Pete and Family,
Please accept my condolences with the passing of your sister, sister-in-law and aunt. May your fond memories of her bring you comfort in this time of grief.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
We are so sorry for you loss.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Megan Frazier says
Martha, you were beautiful inside and out. You took care of so many of us kids. You made the best homemade food, celebrated all of our birthdays family style. You taught us all so much. You instilled respect, manners, and acceptance and I love you for that.
Caitlin Masterson says
I can’t even express how much I love and appreciate you. You were the ONLY one that listened when others wouldn’t and heard when others couldnt. I love you with all my heart. Rest in peace Martha.
Tom Macasaet says
I can’t thank her enough for helping me grow into the person I am today. Her patience, kindness and generosity taught me how to be a good person. She treated me like another son, watching over me while my parents worked. I will never forget how beautiful a person she was and how her energy had a positive effect on everyone who had the pleasure of being around her. She will always be my favorite babysitter. She will always be my Aunt Martha. May God welcome her with open arms into His kingdom and give her rest. May He also pour His blessings over the family, giving them strength during this time of loss.