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Martha Jean Greathouse, 83, Columbus

Martha Jean Greathouse, 83, of Columbus, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation of Columbus.

Born in Orange County July 11, 1928, Mrs. Greathouse was the daughter of Henry Morton and Cora Frances Clements Wallace.

She worked at Arvin Industries, where she met her future husband, Lester. They always had lunch together. She married Lester Greathouse April 17, 1954. He preceded her in death on August 28, 1978.

While living in Brown County, she was a member of Mt. Nebo Methodist Church and was active in children's activities including vacation Bible school.

After the death of her husband, she moved to Columbus, joined Columbus Free Methodist Church and participated in Sunday school, vacation Bible school, and other activities and she sang in the church choir. Her church and church family were very important to her.

While living in Brown County and Columbus, Martha babysat several years for working mothers.

Martha was a neighbor to all. She and the other ladies with birthdays in July always celebrated by going out to lunch, sightseeing and shopping.

The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington St. in Columbus with Pastor Mark Hurt officiating.

Family and friends can call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday.

Burial will be at Christiansburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made to Columbus Free Methodist Church, Hospice of South Central Indiana, American Cancer Society or the donor's choice of charities.

Online condolences can be sent to Mrs. Greathouse's family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

Survivors include her sister, Edith Marthin of Columbus; a daughter, Wanda (David) Edwards of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Sandy (Chaz) King of Seymour and Lester (Kristin) Brown of Greenwood; great-grandchildren, Marka, Matthew and Devin Brown and Newla Jane King; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Greathouse was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Lois Wolfe, Helen Bell, Elizabeth Sewell, Mary Wallace and Margie Bridges; and brothers, Otto, Paul, Leon and Donald Wallace.

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