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Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

March 22, 1905-April 22, 2006

Monday, April 24, 2006

Era M. Martin, 101, Greencastle, died Saturday at her residence.

Born in Russell Township, she was the daughter of Floyd and Cecilia (Cunningham) Bales.

She had been a homemaker and a member of Clinton Falls Community Church.

She married Jesse O. Martin on May 11, 1926. He died July 10, 1992.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Snodgrass, Greencastle, and Elsie Padgett, Greenwood; three sons, Lee Martin and wife Charlotte G., Russellville, Everett Martin and wife Jacqueline, Greencastle, and Otis Max Martin, Greencastle; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Esta Orsen and a great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Little Walnut Cemetery, Greencastle, with Rev. Hallie Taylor officiating.

Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Condolences may be emailed to the family at inhpr@keystonegroup.com.