Eliza Martin, 1923-2020


Eliza Martin, 97, of Knox, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at Catherine Kasper Donaldson’s in Plymouth, Ind.

She was born Jan. 24, 1923 in Gauge, Ky., the daughter of John and Vicie (Clemons) Russell.

Eliza moved to the area from Kentucky when she was 18 years old and worked for American Home Foods, from which she retired after 30 years. On June 9, 1945 she married Russell Martin, who preceded her in death. Eliza lived her life for the Lord and was always helping the needy. She enjoyed baking, especially for WKVI in Knox.

Eliza is survived by two daughters, Norma (Rudy) Heise of Monterey, Ind. and Wanda Richie of South Bend, Ind.; son, Arnold Martin of Smitheville, Tenn.; brothers, Gobel (Betty) Russell of North Judson, Ind. and Floyd Russell of Gauge; sisters, Irene McDonough of Florence, Ky., and Luna Sexton of Cincinnati, Ohio;  14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Eliza was preceded in death by her son, Roger Martin, daughter, Reva Minor and sister, Bessie Russell.

Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, Ind. is handling the arrangements. A Celebration gathering will be held at the funeral home on at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at with Pastor Bob Vale officiating.  Interment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wreaths Across America, https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/IN0110, or in care of Haverstock Funeral Home.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com. 


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