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Mrs. Martha E. Bartlett Finch, 96, of Lebanon, passed away Sept. 26, 2017, at Homewood Health Campus.
Martha was born Jan. 20, 1921 in Boone County, a daughter of the late Charles N. Bush and Nellie Mae (Kouns) Bush. She was married to Eugene Bartlett on Sept. 16, 1939 and they had a son, Ron Bartlett. He survives. Gene died in 1999. She then married Dennis Finch. He died in 2015.
Martha was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her garden. Martha was a longtime member of Lebanon First Baptist Church and for a number of years she held the position of Historian.
Survivors include her son Ron (Susi) Bartlett of Lebanon, granddaughter Dr. Beth Bartlett of Schaumburg, IL and step-granddaughter Jackie Long of Carmel. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Gene and Dennis, a daughter-in-law Harlene Bartlett and a step-daughter Janet Land.
Family and friends will gather Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 for visitation from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30, visitation from 10 a.m. until time of services 11 a.m. with David Wright officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Martha will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Lebanon First Baptist Church, 207 E. Washington St., Lebanon, IN 46052.
Published on September 27, 2017
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