Martha Maudella Whinery, 96, of rural Lincolnville, died at 10:35 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at her home.
She was born Dec. 6, 1919 in Sydney to Noah Tomlinson and Rachel (Osborn) Monahan Tomlinson-Miller.
Martha was a 1937 graduate of Linlawn High School. She married Earl L. Whinery in Lincolnville Sept. 17, 1938; he died April 12, 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Martha was a hard worker, enjoyed gardening, canning, reading, and especially loved her grandchildren.
She is survived by three daughters: Anita (Jack) Wells, Patricia Fritz, and Elizabeth (Paul) Little, all of Wabash; seven grandchildren: Sheri (Jerry) Proffitt and Angie (Nathan) Herring, both of Wabash; Doug (Jennifer) Wells of Urbana; Mark Fritz, Levi Little, and Lindsey (Matt) Hayslett, all of Wabash; and Dell (Bernice) Roberts of Kokomo; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, six sisters, and one grandson.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Terry Hinds and David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church or Lighthouse Mission.