Friday, March 4th, 2011
Complete Obituary
Martha Pudsey
  Martha Louise Merkle Pudsey, 88, Dayton, died Feb. 20, 2011, in Carmel, Ind.
She was born July 8, 1922, in Rockford, to Lewis and Bertha Parker Merkle Sr. She married Ralph Pudsey, who is deceased.
Surviving are a daughter, Rita (David) Wilson, Carmel, Ind., and a niece she raised, Ivy (Patrick Geddes) Lessner, Mission Valley, Calif; two sisters, Olga Nave, Rockford, and Margaret Baker, Van Wert; a brother, David (Barbara) Merkle, Ohio City; three sisters-in-law, Jennie Merkle, Montezuma, Kathleen (Alan) Grossart and Sheila (Brian) Lidster, England; a brother-in-law, Brian Street, England; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Also deceased are a brother, Lewis Merkle Jr.; and a sister, Marie Lessner.
She graduated from Rockford High School and attended Sinclair and Miami-Jacobs colleges. She assisted visiting officers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during World War II. She was an office manager for Mend Inc. She also was active at Grace United Methodist Church in Dayton and the Homebuilders class.
A memorial service will be held April 30 at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Today
33°
Mostly Cloudy
9%
Tonight
17°
Mostly Cloudy
8%
Tomorrow
33°
Mostly Sunny
7%
Tomorrow Night
21°
Mostly Clear
Sunday
46°
Chance Rain Showers
41%
Sunday Night
33°
Chance Rain Showers
61%
Monday
50°
Mostly Sunny
13%
Monday Night
37°
Mostly Cloudy
16%
Tuesday
56°
Mostly Cloudy
16%
Tuesday Night
38°
Mostly Clear
11%
Wednesday
62°
Partly Sunny
14%
Wednesday Night
46°
Chance Rain Showers
30%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d