In memory of
Martha M. Warthen
Warthen Martha M. Warthen. A funeral service for Martha M. Warthen will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017, at the BRUCKER-KISHLER FUNERAL HOME, 985 N. 21st Street, in Newark. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Warthen, age 97, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017. She was born June 29, 1919, in Newark, a daughter of the late George and Ella Mae McElwain. A 1937 graduate of Newark High School and the Newark College of Commerce, she had retired from positions with the City of Newark and Licking County government. Her many community activities included being a 25 year member of the O.E.S., T.B. Guild, Business & Professional Women, Delta Chi Sigma Sorority and the Newark-Granville Altrusa. She traveled extensively and enjoyed going with her Freedom Years friends. She was a life member of the Central Christian Church in Newark. Surviving are her three daughters, Jacque, Judith and Janet; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In 1944 she married Jesse C. Warthen, who preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 655 Metro Place S., 400, Dublin, OH 43017. To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com
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