Martha's Story

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Martha Rose Becker, Lafayette, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Sunday, July 16, 2017. She was born in Howard County, Indiana, on Dec. 2, 1925, to Frank and Bertha (Weaver) Rioth.
She graduated from Howard Township High School in 1943. She was married to her loving husband, Robert Becker, in Kokomo on Feb. 6, 1944. She lived in Kokomo until 1978, when the couple moved to Lafayette, Indiana. Her last place of employment was the food service at Purdue. She was a member of Covenant Church. Martha loved her family dearly and was most happy when she was entertaining them.
She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Becker; a son, Robert (Pat) Becker Jr., Loveland, Ohio; two daughters, Julie (James) Powell, West Lafayette, and Margaret (Thomas) Minett, Braidwood, Illinois. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, plus one more on the way; and a sister, Gretta Smith, Galveston, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cynthia Marie, her parents and four sisters.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, with a service to follow at 2 p.m. She is to be interred at Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery.
You may view Martha's obituary and leave an online condolence for the family at ellersmortuarywebster.com.
Published on July 17, 2017
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