Martha Elizabeth Rees, 91, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2020.

She was born on July 2, 1928, to Oren A. and Marie R. (Sodders) Shultz of Redkey, Indiana. Martha graduated with the class of 1946 at Redkey High School and then married her high school sweetheart, Melvin A. Rees, at the home of her parents on July 27, 1946, in Redkey.

They were happily married and best friends for 66 years until his passing in 2013. Martha was a homemaker for many years, raising their two sons Rick and Larry. She later worked for 14 years and retired from Holiday Inn of Muncie.

Martha was president of Queen Esters class in Shideler for many years and a member of the Redkey Alumni Association.

She attended Redkey Church of the Nazarene.

Martha was a two-time cancer survivor. She and Melvin traveled to Wisconsin for many years where they did a lot of bass fishing. Martha enjoyed being outdoors and the beauty of nature, and especially loved working among her flowers. One of her favorite things to do was sit in her porch glider, enjoying her family and friends whom she dearly loved.

She is preceded in death by her husband Melvin Rees; her parents Oren and Marie Shultz; and a sister Wilma Humphrey.

Martha leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Rick (Linda) Rees of Vincennes and Larry Rees of Eaton; and three grandchildren, Shane (Misty) Rees of Middletown, Angela (Chad) Fisher of Vincennes and Ashley (Dane) Cantwell of Monroe City. Martha was also blessed with eight great-grandchildren, Brooklynne, Savannah and Madyson Rees, Makayla, Macey and Mallory Fisher, and Wyatt and Josephine Cantwell; and one great-great-grandchild, Uriah Rees. She is also survived by two nephews, Ronald and Donald Meyer; and several cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, with Pastor John Clark and Robert Farris officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Visitation will be prior to services from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made in her name to Redkey Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. High St., Redkey, IN 47373.

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