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Obituary: Martha Ellen "Marty" Henry, Columbus

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Martha Ellen "Marty" Henry, 86, of 15th Street, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2012, at her home.

Marty was previously employed at Arvin and Cummins before retiring from AT&T. She was a member of East Columbus United Methodist Church and loved chocolate, reading and spending time with children of all ages.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at East Columbus United Methodist Church with Pastor Charles Aigner officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Columbus United Methodist Church, the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Born in Bartholomew County May 27, 1926, Marty was the daughter of George W. Henderson  and Bertha Davis Henderson. She married John Henry Jr. Oct. 11, 1947. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1998.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Henry, Columbus, IN; daughters, Kathy Henry and Karen (Mark) Parks, all of Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Briana (Jose) Vera and Dustin and Emma Parks; great-grandchildren, Mason Henry and Zalen Vera; a stepgreat-grandchild, Layla Vera; and a brother-in-law, D.C. Henry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers,  Max, Ray and Don Henderson; and sisters, Faye Henderson and Mae Huntsman.

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