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 cemetery. 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 Church. The son, Martin Downs, of Indianapolis; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren are the survi- vors. 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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