Marta Joan Jeffries

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Marta Joan Jeffries passed away Saturday, June 25 in her home at Ladoga.

She was born to Cecil and Mabel Cox in 1933, and raised in Darlington along with her three sisters, Judy, Jane and Margaret.

She had a very interesting and mischievous childhood and could tell stories of her escapades that would definitely surprise those who knew her in later years.

Marta married Harvey Jeffries in 1951, they celebrated almost 52 years of marriage before Harvey's death in 2003. Together they built Roachdale Building Supplies which they ran for 40 years.

She was mother to Jaye (Susan) Jeffries, Jewell (Nancy) Jeffries, Joe (Pam) Jeffries, Holly (John) Corbin and Jon (Eileen) Jeffries. Her 15 grandchildren and 14 great -grandchildren brought great joy to her life. The most recent addition was named Joan after her, which thrilled her immensely.

Marta's home was a wonderfully warm and welcoming gathering place for friends and family. Harvey and Marta were blessed with five babies in four years; she thought her diaper washing days would never end. Out of necessity she ran a very organized household, was an excellent cook and very strict about proper grammar. Never end a sentence with a preposition!

She was a member of Ladoga Christian Church, an avid fan of IU basketball, the Pacers, Colts and the PGA Tour.

Marta also loved her 10 years of volunteering at Lane House. She touched many lives there but always thought she gained more than she gave.

The family welcomes you to call on Tuesday, June 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Ladoga Christian Church, 124 W. Elm St.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, also at Ladoga Christian Church.

Servies and& Morgan Funeral Home at Ladoga was entrusted with her care.

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