Obituary for Martha L. "Marty" Sichting

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Martha L. "Marty" Sichting

January 29, 1938 - July 17, 2017

Martha L. “Marty” (Adams) Sichting, age 79, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, July 17, 2017 at her home in Trafalgar.

She was born on January 29, 1938 in Beech Grove to the late Marion C. and Wilma E. (Roney) Adams. Marty was a 1950 graduate of Benson High School in Omaha, NE and received her undergraduate degree in education from Franklin College in 1960. She went on to earn her Master’s in Education from Indiana University. While in college she was awarded membership into the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society and the Theta Alpha Phi National Theater Honor Society.

Marty retired in 1999 from the Indian Creek Middle School where she worked as the Guidance Counselor. Prior to that, she held the same position with the Martinsville School District and Clark Pleasant Schools. Marty was a member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church where through the years she served as a Sunday School teacher, Choir Director and as an Administrative Council. While wintering in Florida, she attended the Estero United Methodist Church and was active in the Tahiti Residents Club where she organized and directed the Variety Show for the past 12 years.

Other memberships include the Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Order of the Eastern Star and Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority. Marty was a fan and supported her children, and later her grandchildren, in their school activities. She enjoyed traveling and taking cruises with family and friends.

Marty is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Don E. Sichting, whom she married on June 27, 1959 in Morgantown. She is also survived by her children, Patty (George) Prokudin of Franklin, Stephanie Sichting of Trafalgar, Kay (Kelley) Sichting of Indianapolis and Andy (Natalie) Sichting of Trafalgar; siblings, Sandra Lewis of Franklin and Don Adams of Texas; grandchildren, Claire, Camryn, Keegan, Adam, Landon and Alexa.

The Rev. Ann Spahr will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Morgantown United Methodist Church, 20 E. Washington St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Marty to the Morgantown United Methodist Church, “Memorial Fund” PO Box 226, Morgantown, IN 46160 or the Estero United Methodist Church, “Building Fund” PO Box 68, Estero, FL 33929.     

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Sichting family at Information:  (812) 597-4670




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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, July 21, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Morgantown United Methodist Church


20 E. Washington St., Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: January 29, 1938
Died: July 17, 2017

Condolences for Martha Sichting

Shelley Sichting posted on 7/19/17

Rest in peace Marty, glad you made it to Montana even tho it was so long ago. See you on the other side!


Amanda Culver posted on 7/18/17

I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Marty's passing. Prayers for peace, comfort and healing. Love to all.


Angela Doty posted on 7/19/17

To Don, Patti, Stephanie, Kay, Andy, and the rest of the family, There are just too many wonderful things to say about your wife and mother. She was kind, generous, loving, smart, and the list just goes on and on. I know that she will be terribly missed and there will be a huge hole in your lives. As i sit here with a tear in my eye for the many wonderful memories that I have of her and of all of you, please know that I cant be there in body but my heart is with you as you grieve and say goodbye to beautiful person. We all share so many memories of church, youth group, being neighbors. She was very helpful to me when my mom died and she will always hold special place in my heart. Wth all of my love and deepest sympathies, Angela Doty


Robin Town posted on 7/19/17

Kay and Kelley plus the rest of the Sichting family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the beautiful tribute in telling the story of your mom! May you be comforted by the memories and the greatest comforter of all! Will be praying for you in the days to come. Love, Robin Town


Lora (parsley) and Burt Love posted on 7/20/17

Andy, Natalie, and family sorry for you loss. Sending prayers to entire family. Lora,Burt, and girls


Dan Kean posted on 7/24/17

I was saddened by the news of Marty's passing. May GOD comfort you Don and family through this difficult time.


Mendy Smith posted on 7/18/17

I am so sorry for your loss. Marty will be missed by many and her love for her family and friends will never be forgotten and cherished forever. Prayers for your family.


Melanie Sichting Young posted on 7/18/17

Much love.


Dawn Swope posted on 7/18/17

Patty, we are praying for you and your family.


Aida de Jesus posted on 7/20/17

Patty, so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.


Patty & Alan Figg posted on 7/19/17

Dear Don, Patty, Steph, Kay, Andy and the rest of the Sichting family. There are no words that can express the sorrow I have in my heart for each of you right now. Your mother was an amazing woman and wife. Her laughter and smile will forever be burned in my memory. Marty Sichting was a force to be reckoned with in the most positive and loving way. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and I'm very confident you will all stick together and help each other as your mother taught you. God bless, peace and prayers to you always. Patty & Alan


Marcia Phillips posted on 7/18/17

Kay and Kelley, condolences from Jackie and me.


Patricia Reed posted on 7/19/17

I'm heart broken to learn of Marty's passing. May God give each of you the comfort you need as you grieve. You will be in my heart and prayers.


Denny and Barb Brownfield posted on 7/20/17

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Sorry we didn't make it to the calling. Thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless Denny and Barb


Steve Kain posted on 7/21/17

Marty was the closest to being a cousin I ever had. I remember the home movies at Christmas with her dad. I was so envious of their move to Omaha.


Cathy Arnold posted on 7/19/17

Patty, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.


Betty Winslow posted on 7/19/17

Dear Sichting Family, I am saddened to read of Marty's death... I was a friend of hers through the Methodist Church in Morgantown, Tri Delta sorority, and the Indiana Creek Schools....she was a capable, talented, lady. I send my sincere sympathy to all of you...God Bless! Betty Winslow


Andrea Fisher posted on 7/20/17

Patty, I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May God bless you and your family with strength needed not just today but everyday.


James Bailey posted on 7/19/17

Don and family, I'm sorry to hear of Marty's passing. Many pleasant memories of days at Franklin College. I remember especially her smile, her effervescent personality.


Brandi Carroll posted on 7/18/17

Patty, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that your memories of her will comfort you now and in the days to come. Brandi


Jeff Gerholt posted on 7/18/17

She will be missed by many.Prayers for the family.She would always have a great smile


John Merrick posted on 7/26/17

A wonderful teacher. She tough at Whiteland while I attended and graduated in 1965. Rest in Paradise.