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Martha E. Eckelman

January 20, 1929 - August 27, 2018

MUNCIE – Martha E. Eckelman, 89, passed away on Monday morning, August 27, 2018 at Westminster Village.
She was born on January 20, 1929 in Columbus and graduated from Columbus High School in 1948 and entered Indiana State University that fall. In June, 1951, she married Glen O. Eckelman, also from Columbus…READ MORE

MUNCIE – Martha E. Eckelman, 89, passed away on Monday morning, August 27, 2018 at Westminster Village.
She was born on January 20, 1929 in Columbus and graduated from Columbus High School in 1948 and entered Indiana State University that fall. In June, 1951, she married Glen O. Eckelman, also from Columbus.
Martha graduated from Indiana State University in 1952 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and returned to Columbus where she was employed by the Columbus School District for 2 years as an elementary school teacher. In 1954, she moved to Muncie and was a teacher in the Muncie Community Schools for 36 ½ years at Anthony and Storer Elementary Schools. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from Ball State University.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Gamma Phi Beta social sorority, NEA, ISTA and MTA during and after her teaching career.
Surviving are two sons, Mark A. Eckelman (wife, Julie) of Muncie and Eric L. Eckelman (wife, Lisa) of Yorktown, VA; five grandchildren, Melissa Pevic (husband, Matt) of Redondo Beach, CA, Marlie Arnold (husband, Chris) of Atlanta, GA, Dustin R. Eckelman (wife, Carissa) of Bridgewater, VA, Sara Eckelman and Jonathan Eckelman, both of Yorktown, VA; two great-grandson, Jacob Eckelman and Lucas Arnold; and her brother-in-law, Carl Eckelman (wife, Sally) of West Lafayette.
She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Mr. & Mrs. George Knight; her husband of over 56 years, Glen O. Eckelman on August 28, 2007; one daughter, Jane Austin; and a granddaughter, Erin Eckelman.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church, 610 N. Reserve Street, Muncie, with Pastor Daniel Mackey officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at Grace Lutheran Church, 610 N. Reserve Street, Muncie, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, 610 N. Reserve Street, Muncie, IN 47303; Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door, 2311 W. Jackson Street, Muncie, IN 47303-4733 or www.littlereddooreci.org/donate; or American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250 or www.diabetes.org.
The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Address:

610 N. Reserve St
Muncie, IN 47303


Service Information

Date: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Address:

610 N. Reserve St
Muncie, IN 47303


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, August 31, 2018

Elm Ridge Cemetery

Address:

4600 W. Kilgore Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304


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