Martha Ellen Proffitt



Martha Ellen Proffitt, 76, of Yellowwood Drive, died at 7:02 a.m. February 20, 2018, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Martha was born July 24, 1941, in Shelbyville, the daughter of the late William and Monta Pope Henry.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed working in the daycare.

She volunteered at Thrive Alliance and the Foster Grandparent Program.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Wes Jones officiating. Calling will be 2 p.m. until time of the service. Private inurnment will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Bartholomew County Humane Society, Columbus Animal Shelter or ASPCA.

Survivors include her sons, Michael (Sarah) Battista of Indianapolis, Jeffrey (Kathy) Clayton of Charleston, South Carolina, and Randall (Marsha) Proffitt of Columbus; a daughter, Julie (Gary) Stamper of North Vernon; grandchildren, Ginger Frank, Fiona Clayton, Jordan Stamper, Greyson Stamper, Morgan Proffitt and Austin Proffitt; and six great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her friends at all Saints Manor Community.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.

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Anna Herkamp is an editorial assistant at the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2712.