FORTH, Martha Alice (Coy Downs)

Date of birth: 1 January 1883, near Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 22 June 1966, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, June 23, 1966

Martha A. Forth Rites Announced
      EDINBURG -- Funeral services for 
Mrs. Martha Alice Forth have been set 
for Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock 
in the Mutz Funeral Home.
      The services will be in charge 
of the Rev. B. J. Renner, pastor of 
the Edinburg Methodist Church, with 
burial taking place in Rest Haven 
      Friends may call at the funeral 
home at any time after 7 o'clock to-
night (Thursday) and until time for 
the services.  They are invited to 
attend the rites.
      Mrs. Forth died in the Faith 
Nursing Home at 1:30 o'clock Wed-
nesday afternoon, she had been a 
patient there since December 1965.
      She was born near Edinburg 
on Jan. 1, 1883, and was the daugh-
ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William 
Morgan Coy.
      Early in life she was married 
to Charles E. Downs and a son was 
born to them.  Mr. Downs died in 1933, 
and in 1950, she and Frank A. Forth 
were married.  He died in 1960.
      Mrs. Forth had spent her life 
in the Edinburg vicinity and was a 
member of the Edinburg Methodist 
      The son, Martin Downs, of 
Indianapolis; a grandchild; and two 
great-grandchildren are the survi-
      A brother and two sisters 
preceded Mrs. Forth in death. 

Edinburg Daily Courier, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana, June 23, 1966

Alice Forth Dies At Faith Home
      Mrs. Martha Alice Forth, 
83, who has lived most of her 
life in Edinburg, passed away 
yesterday afternoon at 1:30 at 
the Faith Nursing Home.
      Surviving are one son, Martin 
Downs of Indianapolis, 1 grandchild, 
two great grandchildren, and several 
nieces and nephews.  Two sisters 
and one brother preceded in death.
      Mrs. Forth, born January 1, 
1883, was the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. William Morgan Coy.  She was 
married early in life to Charles E. 
Downs who preceded in death in 1933.
      In 1950 she married Frank A. 
Forth who preceded in death in 1960.
      Mrs. Forth was a member of 
the Edinburg Methodist Church.  
She had been making her home at 
Faith Home since last December.
      Funeral services will be held 
Friday at 1:30 at the Mutz Funeral 
Home with the Reverend B. J. Renner 
conducting the service.  Burial will 
be at Rest Haven Cemetery.
      Friends may call at the Funeral 
Home tonight from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. 

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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