Marthann “Martha” Meyers, 85, of Warsaw, passed away at 3:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at her home following an extended illness.
Martha was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Plymouth. She was the only child of Otto K. and Edith (Cummins) Duddleson. Mar-tha grew up in the Plymouth and Warsaw areas. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School. Martha’s first marriage, to Bernie Eads, blessed them with their only child, Darcy. On Dec. 30, 1974, Martha married Paul E. Meyers. He preceded her in death April 16, 2002. They resided at Lawrence Lake, in Plymouth, for several years before moving to Mission, Texas in 1989.
Martha and Paul were avid snowbirds traveling all over the United States in their motor home. While living in Texas, Martha taught ceramics and oil painting. She loved to embroider and sew. After her illness, she moved to Warsaw, where she remained until her death. Martha was the Children’s Librarian at the Plymouth Public Library for many years. She had just celebrated her 85th birthday, with her family, and was able to meet her newest great-grandchild Dexter, born Dec. 27, 2010.
Martha loved to dance to the Big Band-era songs from the ‘40s. She loved her family, friends and music. We’d like to think she is now dancing with the angels in Heaven!
Martha is survived by her loving daughter, Darcy (Eads) Shafer of Larwill; her grandchildren, Darton Lane (Shauna) Shafer of Fort Wayne, and Destiny Lenae (Joseph) (Shafer) Stephens of Columbia City; her five great-grandchildren: Gavyn Paul Stephens, Bryson Anthony Stephens, Payton Elise Shafer and Mallory Claire Shafer, all of Columbia City, and Dexter Lee Shafer of Fort Wayne.
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St. in Plymouth. Funeral service follows at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Chaplain Robert Jarboe officiating
Memorial gifts may be given to: The Marshall County Humane Society, P. O. Box 25, Plymouth, IN, 46563.
Memories may be shared at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com .