Martha Vandelene, 91

Martha H. Vandelene, 91, Hartford City, passed away at 4:40 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.  She was born on Monday, June 12, 1922, in Hartford City.

She married Robert F.  Vandelene on Saturday, Aug. 30, 1941 in Indianapolis. Martha worked at Montgomery Ward in Hartford City and Farm Bureau Co-Op in Blackford, Randolph and Jay counties for 14 years, before retiring from the Jay County Co-Op in 1982. She was a former member of the Northwest Skeigh & Carriage Association and the Blackford County Historical Society. She had been a resident of Heritage Pointe in Warren, since 2005. Martha was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Hartford City.

Survivors include: daughter- Helen R. (husband, Larry Steven) Reff, Fairmount, IN., Grandson - Charles Robert (wife, Shana) Reff, Fairmount, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her: husband - Robert F. Vandelene, Father - John Z. Williams, mother - Nellie (Armitage) Williams, sister - Mildred Holman, Brother - Merrill E. Williams, Brother - Owen Williams and brother - John Z. Williams, Jr.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Heritage Pointe Applegate Chapel,  801 Huntington Ave, Warren, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19.

A service to celebrate Martha's life will be  held at Heritage Pointe Applegate Chapel on July 19 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Ed Clark officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gardens of Memory in Muncie.

Preferred memorials: Heritage Pointe-Foundation Fund 801 Huntington Ave, Warren IN 46792 OR Second Harvest Food Pantry of Blackford County P.O. Box 327 Hartford City IN  47348             

Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.

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Posted on 2013 Jul 17