Martha Dillingham, 78

Martha C. Dillingham, 78, of rural Wabash, died at  2:25 pm, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

She was born June 12, 1939 in Van Lear, Ky., to William Edmond and Goldie (Butcher) King.

Martha attended Noble High School in Wabash.  She married Valon Dillingham in Wabash on April 20, 1957.  She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Assembly of God in Wabash.  Martha enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, sewing, camping, and the Indianapolis Colts.  

She is survived by her husband, Valon Dillingham of Wabash; five children, Marcy (Roger) Cooksey, Connie Dillingham, Teresa (Nick) Westendorf, and Tonyia Dillingham, all of Wabash, and Rob Dillingham of Loveland, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, Goldie (Paul) Reynolds and Kristi Ferguson, both of Wabash, Scott (Tiffany) Cooksey and Kevin (Carrie) Cooksey, both of Akron, Jason Bowman and April (Josh) Smith, both of Wabash, Nick (Amanda) Westendorf of Portland, Ore., Jeremy Westendorf and Terry (Jennifer) Dillingham, both of Wabash, and Felicia Freeman of Plymouth; 13 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Mazie Jamerson of LaCanto, Fla., Pat (Dennis) Shoemaker, Laura Brown, and Chester (Clara) King, all of Wabash. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and 5 brothers.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 8, 2018 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Tristan Heyde officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8pm Tuesday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2018 May 07