Mrs. Martha Charlene Newman, 79, passed away at home in Lebanon on Saturday, August 21, 2021. She was born in Jolietville, Indiana, on March 18, 1942, a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Martha Elizabeth (Graham) Basey.

On May 27, 1958, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Wayne Newman in Boone County. He preceded her in death on October 1, 2020.

A life resident of Boone County, Martha attended schools in both Lebanon and Thorntown. She worked in various businesses throughout Lebanon including Lord’s Dress Shop, Montgomery Wards, and the Holiday Inn. She and Kenny owned and operated Ken-Mar Sewing Center on the square of downtown Lebanon, in the late 1960s to 1970.

Martha was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as she loved her family dearly. She enjoyed playing cards, watching soap operas, talking on the phone with friends, sewing and cooking.

Survivors include: two children, Christian Lynn Moore, Timothy Wayne Newman; ten grandchildren, Stephen (Heather) Hale, Robert Hale, Dustin (Alyssa) Hale, Danielle (Oliver) Dorsuleski, Brendan Huard, Bailey Huard, Dana Huard, Timothy Newman, II (including her grandpup, Opie Joe), Brent (Cheryl) Newman, Cory Miller; fourteen great grandchildren;
sister, Linda (Stanley) Armstrong; two sisters-in-law, Julia Basey, Linda Basey.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Martha was preceded in death by two infant sons, Charles Louis Newman and Terry Wayne Newman; her daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Brent Huard; and two brothers, Charles and Dale Basey.

Funeral Services are planned for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Myers Mortuary in Lebanon, Indiana. Visitation will be held at from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in her memory to Love Inc., 817 West Pearl Street, Lebanon, Indiana 46052.

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