MARTHA R. HARDESTY, 83, of Lewis, Indiana passed away at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 27, 1935 in Clay County, IN to J. Arnold McCullough and Mary Marie (Brush) McCullough.

Martha and Gerald were married for 64 years. They were married on April 11, 1954. Gerald passed away on November 20, 2018.

Survivors include her children, James Rodney “Jim” Hardesty (Beth) of Coalmont, Jeffrey Keith “Jeff” Hardesty (Lynette) of Frankfort; grandchildren, James Bradley Hardesty (Sarah), Kristen Marie Patterson (Dwain), Leslie Marie Huckstep (Daniel); step-grandson, Eric Smith; great-grandchildren, Natalie Marie Hardesty, Macie Anne Hardesty, James “Parker” Patterson, Hattie Jean Patterson, Ellyn Marie Huckstep; step-great-grandchildren, Jalen Smith, Carter Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband.

She was a homemaker and had worked on the family farm for many years with her husband, Gerald. She was a faithful member of Briley Chapel Community Church since her marriage to Gerald. She provided the church’s music by piano for over 60 years and the organ for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Darren Sluder officiating.

Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Clay City, IN.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Martha to Briley Chapel Community Church; 5239 W. ST RD 246; Lewis, IN 47858. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.










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