Betty Martin

Obituary of Betty L. Martin

Bedford – Betty L. Martin, 90, of Bedford, passed away at 11:15 pm on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital with her two daughters by her side, following a short battle with cancer. Born July 28, 1930, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Sylvester and Mable (Meadows) Sowders. She married Gathis Martin on March 25, 1946 and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2003. She was a homemaker and had worked at several jobs including GE. She was a member of the Old Chapel Hill Church for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with family including going out to eat with her sisters with whom she had many adventures. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Jordan, of Bedford and Pam Bing and husband, Donnie, of Bloomington; three sisters, Phyliss Prince, Deloris Axsom, and Gloria Harper, all of Bedford; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Carolyn Sue Martin (in infancy), a granddaughter, Angie D. Elkins, a son-in-law, Anthony Jordan and a sister, Marilyn Smith. Private family services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. No public visitation is scheduled. Special thanks to the caregivers, DeeDee, Kaity, and Patty. Family and friends may express condolences at
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