Martha L. Deem, 64 of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born May 15, 1939 in Monroe County to Ernest and Martha Butcher Bixler.
She had retired from Indiana University and attended a Nazarene church.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Jo Miller of Jasonville and Marie Deem of Spencer; three sons, Steve Deem of Bloomfield, Kenny Deem of Spencer and Gary Butcher of Bloomington; three sisters, Margaret Allen of Bloomington, Leafy "Peg" Hoffman of Shoals, Ella Neibel of Gosport; five brothers, Leon Bixler of Gosport, Michael Bixler of Spencer, Ellis "Tub" Bixler of Spencer, Russell "Rat" Bixler of Missouri and Raymond Bixler of Mississippi; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Stanley Joe Bixler and Elvin Lee Bixler and one sister, Shirley Mae Bixler.
Funeral service will be at West, Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Chris Breeden officiating. Burial will be at New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 18 from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.