Garnett L. Martin

Garnett L. Martin, 87, of Bluffton, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Christian Care Retirement Community, in Bluffton.

Mrs. Martin graduated from Bluffton High School in 1948 and then she and her husband operated a dairy operation in southern Wells County for 32 years. She later moved to Bluffton and was employed as a cook in the dietary department at the Wells Community Hospital until her retirement in 2001. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Bluffton.

She was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Adams County to Calvin M. and Leah A. Steffen Rauch. She married John Martin in 1951; he preceded her in death in 2015.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy (Ted) Rash, of Fort Wayne; Carol Pugh, of Huntington; and Jane (Ted) Habegger, of Poneto; two sons, John (Susan) Martin, of Bierdorf, Germany, and Jeffery Martin, of Carmel; two sisters, Evelyn Meyer and Freda LaMott, both of Monroeville; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Alan Pugh.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton, with Heath Lisenby officiating. Burial followed at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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