Martha Curless, 89

Martha F. (Schaus) Curless, 89, rural Wabash, died at 11:45 a.m., Monday, Feb. 3, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. She was born July 28, 1924 in Evansville, to George and Hazel (Wilson) Deibler.

Martha first married Orville "Bud" Schaus in Evansville, on Aug. 1, 1942; he died May 1974.  She then married Jack Curless in Lincolnville on Dec. 31, 1981; he died June 2008. She worked at the Wabash County Hospital 17 years. Martha loved watching the Chicago Cubs, Indiana University Basketball, golf, tennis on television, and also enjoyed her kids and grandkids.   

She is survived by four daughters, Linda Conner, Reynolds, Cathy (Robert) Schmalzried, Wabash, Nancy (Jan) Blocher, North Manchester, and Ruth (Tim) Ranck, Wabash,  two step daughters, Ellen (Robert) Ogle, New Haven, and Marlene Quinn, Urbana, 16 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren, and her brother, Dan (Sondra) Deibler, Chesapeake, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7,  at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Lincolnville United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Martha may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Feb 04