March 16, 2014

Bess Florence Martin


---- — NOBLESVILLE — Bess Florence Martin, 100, Noblesville, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014.

She was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Huntington County, to the late Charles Wesley and Cora Veanne Boyd Bailey. Bess married Ralph Joseph Martin and he preceded her in death July 21, 2011. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Bess is survived by her children, Constance V. Martin and Joseph B. Martin; grandsons, Timothy Bragg, Andrew Bragg and Jonathan Martin; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, with visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Royal Center United Methodist Church, 210 S. Chicago St., Royal Center, IN 46978 and/or Second Presbyterian Church, Music Department.

Arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel.