Obituary for Margaret L (Hensley) Sichting

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Margaret L (Hensley) Sichting

September 18, 1919 - October 27, 2012

Margaret L. (Hensley) Sichting age 93 passed away peacefully Saturday evening,October 27, 2012 at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was a resident of Martinsville and former resident of Morgantown.

Margaret was a life-long resident of Morgan County who was born on September 18, 1919 in Green Township to the late Homer & Viva (Bailey) Hensley. She married Chester John Sichting on August 5, 1936 in Martinsville. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1977 after 41 loving years.

Margaret retired in 1975 as a Key Punch Operator with the American States Insurance Company in Indianapolis after 15 years of service. She was very active in the Morgantown Order of the Eastern Star, the Red Hat's Club and the Martinsville & Nineveh Senior Centers. Margaret enjoyed all crafts, especially oil & rock painting & quilting. She was a fan of the Indiana Pacers and enjoyed playing cards.

The most important thing in her life was her dedication to her children and their families. She will be greatly missed by her children: Barbara (Bob) Brummett & Thomas (Libby) Sichting both of Martinsville, Roger (Brenda) Sichting of Morgantown, Anthea (Philip) Arnold of Trafalgar, & Tony (Tina) Sichting of Nineveh. Margaret will be remembered by her twenty-one grandchildren, six step grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren, sixteen step great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, twelve step great-great grandchildren and several great-great-great grandchildren. Also remembering her will be her daughter-in-law: Kitty Sichting.

Margaret was preceded in death by two sons: Merrill Sichting & Teddy Sichting; one brother: Marvin Hensley; daughter-in-law: Sherry Sichting; one grandchild and two great grandchildren.

The Rev. Brett Baird will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 am, Wednesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. An Order of Eastern Star Memorial Service will be heldat 7:30 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. Margaret will be laid to rest at the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Margaret to the Martinsville Senior Center "Activities Fund" 1369 N. Blue Bluff Road Martinsville, IN 46151.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Sichting family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: September 18, 1919
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Keith Gray posted on 1/1/00

Barbara: I remember seeing your mom still driving seems like not too long ago, around Martinsville. She never gave up! Know you will miss her, as moms are special and now the memories will be that much sweeter of the past. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time! Keith


Beverly Kay Miller posted on 1/1/00

Best aunt ever!!! Will certainly miss Auntie M


Phyllis Woods posted on 1/1/00

Many great years of square dancing with Margaret, Doreen and Lilly....A wonderful lady....RIP


Jeff Gerholt posted on 1/1/00

My prayers are with the family.