Martha L. (George) Barrett
Martha L. Barrett, 85, formerly of Winchester, was called home by God her father Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. She was born May 28, 1931 in Muncie. Martha loved her childhood growing up on Garver Drive. She cherished her best friend and sister, Doris… they were inseparable. The pair of them would be seen taking long walks to downtown to catch the latest release at the Rivoli. Also, walking through all sorts of weather daily to reach their beloved Burris School, a school in which Martha would "owl-ways" be proud to represent. In addition to her love for collecting owls, Martha also loved collecting Elvis memorabilia, dancing with her friends, a cold Coca-Cola, watching old westerns and musicals and anything chocolate. After graduating from Burris in 1949, Martha moved to Winchester and raised her three beautiful children while working at the Winchester House. Later, she returned to her childhood home on Garver Drive to take care of her aging mother, Lillian. While she worked for Muncie Community Schools in the Cafeteria for 23 years and Sears catalog department for 11 years, being a caregiver was the most defining role of Martha's life. Always most concerned about her loved ones, above the needs of her own. That was her legacy… family meant the world to her. Martha was most defined by her love… love for her family, her friends, and of course; her Elvis. "Whatever I will become will be what God has chosen for me"- Elvis Presley. How much we love you, we can't say. It's more than words can hold. With strength you nurtured and guided our family with a tender heart of gold. With an abundance of enduring love, always ready and wanting to give, always putting others first… a wonderful mother and friend, we are so rich and blessed; God made you the head of our home, He gave us the best of the best. Your work is done; God's called you home, we'll miss you so very much, but we know someday we will all be together. We love you. Forever in our hearts. Survivors, continuing to carry on her legacy, include her children, Terri and husband Brent, Mark and wife Amy, Lori and husband Bruce; grandchildren, Jodi and husband Mark, Rick and wife Paula, Jason, Bryce and partner Matthew, Clayton and wife Candi, Samantha and husband Randy, and Andy; and great-grandchildren, Brayden, Chloe, Brynna, Brooklyn, Caden, Randy, Dylan, Cali, Layne and Mason. Those who passed too soon include her parents, Harry and Lillian (Sims) George; her sister, Doris Hendershot; a great granddaughter, Camryn Anderson; and several close family members. Continuing to carry on her legacy… Her Children: Terri and husband Brent, Mark and wife Amy, Lori and husband Bruce. Grandchildren: Jodi and husband Mark, Rick and wife Paula, Jason, Bryce and partner Matthew, Clayton and wife Candi, Samantha and husband Randy, and Andy. Great-Grandchildren: Brayden, Chloe, Brynna, Brooklyn, Caden, Randy, Dylan, Cali, Layne and Mason. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with her grandson, Pastor Clayton Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Hawk Cemetery, Yorktown. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed at www.meeksmortuary.com.
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