Martha M. Love, of Evansville, went home to Heaven at on Tuesday, December 12,
She was born on October 15, 1919, in Beech Grove, Ky., to John and Nell Humphrey.
She had been a member of Mount VernonBaptistChurch in Kentucky since childhood, where she was very
involved. She dearly enjoyed the dinners and get-togethers at the church
functions. She attended NewBethelBaptistChurch in Evansville.
Martha worked at Republic as a riveter during WWII, DeaconessHospital as a nurse's aide, Shane Manufacturing, HelensRestaurant, and retired from the Executive Inn.
She loved her garden, growing her tomatoes and green beans and took pride in
canning them and sharing with others. Martha also enjoyed making quilts and
giving them to friends and family, which included making one for each of the
great-grandchildren. The last she finished one week prior to her stroke on her
Martha loved being with friends and family and enjoyed cooking for everyone,
especially making fudge and candy at Christmas time. She will truly be missed
by those lives she touched through her lifetime.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis, in 1989; son, Jerry, in 1997;
infant grandson, Larry, in 1964; and two sisters, Mabel Howell and Myrtle
Martha is survived by her daughter, Marie of Evansville with whom she lived;
son, Terry and wife, Rhonda of Evansville; daughter-in-law, Geneva Love of
Evansville; grandchildren, Sharon Renee and Missy Love of Evansville, Brian Belangee and wife, Ali of Muncie, Ind.; and Jenny Dodd and
husband, Eric of Evansville; great-grandchildren, Caden
Love, Gavin, Hope, Chantz, and Karley
Dodd of Evansville, and Kennedy, Grace, Luke Belangee
of Muncie; brothers-in-law, Luther "Hoot" Love and Homer
"Pete" Love and wife, Wanda of Evansville; sister-in-law, Stella
Decker of Calhoun, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to all the special caregivers who compassionately cared for
Martha during her stay at ParkviewCareCenter.
Services will be Thursday, December 14, 2006, at Mount VernonBaptistChurch in Beech Grove, Ky., officiated by Reverend Larry Burris,
with burial at the church cemetery. Friends may visit today from to at Alexander West Chapel and Thursday
from to service time at the church.
Condolences may be made online at www.mem.com. Arrangements
by Alexander West Chapel, 2100 West Illinois
Street. Published in the Courier Press on 12⁄13⁄2006.