Martha McCord McIlrath
Martha McCord McIlrath was born on Jan. 6, 1929, the daughter of Walter and Catherine McCord, in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The family moved from Rosedale to Logansport to open McCord Lumber. Martha met Dan McIlrath in high school in Logansport, and they were eventually married for 66 years before Dan's death in 2015. Dan was employed by Continental Steel in Kokomo for 20 years, eventually as the superintendent of the wire mill.
Their children, Marie (John Vanada), David (Kathy Fleming), Ellie (Dennis Thurston), James, Beth, Rob (Cheryl Marquess-Calder) and Becky (Mike Owen), all attended the Northwestern school district.
You are invited to sign an online condolence at and view the full obituary. The visitation is Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Bernard's Church in Crawfordsville, Indiana, with a funeral Mass and community luncheon afterward.
Published on February 11, 2020


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George Belmore
Feb 13, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. McIlrath made me feel like family and I loved them both very much. Mrs. McIlrath was one of the best cooks I've ever known and she now calls heaven home.
kevin lovelace
Feb 12, 2020
sorry for your loss, praying for peace