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Theresa Louise Martin, 96, Rockport

Theresa Louise “Mimi” Martin, 96, of Rockport, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Rockport.

She was born in Tipton on September 16, 1923, to the late Arthur and Edna (Meyer) Swinney.

She was a Purdue University graduate and enjoyed watching Boilermaker basketball and football. She was also a 4-H leader, belonged to a bridge club, and was a member of Rockport Homemanagers Home- Ec.

A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, she served as church organist, playing for numerous wedding and funeral services for over 45 years. She also played piano for Sing-a-Longs at Miller’s Merry Manor and accompanied instrumental and vocal performances for South Spencer High School, and was a member of the Trinity-Aires Quartet at Trinity United Methodist Church.

In addition to her musical talents, Terry enjoyed sewing quilts, bucket hats for oncology patients, walker caddies, Days for Girls hygiene products, superhero capes for her grandkids, and mending. She also enjoyed reading, planting, nurturing and arranging flowers, and baking pies and cakes to help others celebrate special occasions.

Surviving are her children, Joan Martin of Rockport, Susan Arnold and her husband, Bob, of Rockport, Ellen Sarver and her husband, Mike, of Richland, and Karen Martin and her husband, L.J. of Rockport; grandchildren, Laura Harmon and her husband, Josh, J. W. Arnold and his wife, Melissa, Leah Arnold, Bob Sarver and his wife, Tara, Tim Sarver and his wife, Jamalyn, Jim Sarver and his wife, Grace, Andy Martin, Chris Martin and his wife, Alyssa and Katy Martin; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Orville Martin, in 2010, and her sister, Phyllis Blakeslee.

Services for Terry Martin will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Rockport, with Pastor Jill Kaetzel officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Grandview.

Friends may call from 2 until 7 p.m. Sunday, February 9, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Monday morning.

The family would like to give a heart-felt thank you to the employees and residents at Miller’s Merry Manor, everyone at Heart to Heart Hospice, and Dr. Susan Martin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church and/or the South Spencer Scholarship Foundation (Orville and Terry Martin Fund).

Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com.

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