Eliza Martin

January 24, 1923 ~ February 11, 2020 (age 97)


Eliza  Martin

January 24, 1923-February 11, 2020


Eliza Martin, 97, of Knox, IN, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Catherine Kasper Donaldson in Plymouth, IN.

She was born January 24, 1923 in Gauge, Kentucky, 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 Food, 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, IN,  Wanda Richie of South Bend; son, Arnold Martin of Smitheville, TN; brothers, Gobel (Betty) Russell of North Judson, IN, Floyd Russell of Gauge; sisters, Irene McDonough of Florence, KY, Luna Sexton, Cincinnati, OH;  fourteen grand-children; twenty-seven great-grand-children and 2 great-great-grand-children.

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

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. A Celebration gathering will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home on Friday, February 14 at 11 am with Pastor Bob Vale officiating.  Interment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte, IN.

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