Martha L. Gootee

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Martha Louise Gootee

91, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Fairland, Indiana. She was born on June 18, 1923 in Shoals, Indiana to David and Barbara Nigg Thimling. Louise was their last living child. She graduated from Shoals High School in 1941 and worked at the Army Finance Center at Fort Harrison for 23 years before retiring. She was also employed at RCA in Indianapolis for 5 years. Louise was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James W. Gootee and is survived by their three children, Sandra Chapman of Marion, IN, James Gootee, Sr. of Hampstead, NH and Barbara A. Walton of Fairland, IN; 5 grandchildren, Barbara Beaty, Elizabeth Daniels, James "Jim" D. Gootee, Jr., Jennifer M. Howson and Erin L. Walton and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon in Bethany Lutheran Church, 4702 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227, followed by a service at Noon. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter, 941 E. 86th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:

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Daniel F O'Riley Funeral Home
6107 S East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 787-8224
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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 25, 2014
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