Dec. 29, 1928-Sept. 13, 2011
Doris I. Martin Snellenbarger, 82, New Richmond died at 6:59 a.m. Tuesday in Indiana University Health Hospital at Lafayette, following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Montgomery County, to William and Grace Burkart Martin.
She graduated from New Richmond High School, the only girl in her class in 1946. She and her husband had farmed in the New Richmond area since 1952.
She was employed many years as a clerk for the Montgomery County Highway Department, worked at the license branch and most recently Weaver Popcorn.
She served many years as Coal Creek township trustee, a position she held through 2010. She was a member of the former New Richmond United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, United Methodist Women. She attended the New Richmond Church of Faith, where she served as co-treasurer with her grandson, and also belonged to New Richmond Order of Easter Star.
In the 1960s and 1970s she was an active and influential member of the Republican Party and served as vice precinct committeeman.
Survivors include twin daughters, Karen S. Cotten and Sharon A. Reamer, both of Lafayette; sons, Raymond (companion April) Snellenbarger of New Richmond, David A. (Jana) Snellenbarger of Greencastle and Dale (Marsha) Snellenbarger of Crawfordsville; sisters, Della A. Deeb of Rochester and Helen Gay of Lafayette; brother Charles R. "Dick" (Mildred) Martin of New Richmond; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and nine sisters also are deceased.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Family & Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with Pastor Jason Smith officiating.
Burial will be at New Richmond Cemetery. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to "Walk to Emmaus." Envelopes available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.familyandfriendsfh.com.