MARTHA ANN COLBERG (NEE THARP) WHITING, IN Martha Ann Colberg (nee Tharp), 76, of Whiting, passed peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late David and Martha Tharp. A loving daughter, mother, sister and friend, Martha spent her life in the service of others. For many years, she volunteered as a Camp Fire Girl troop leader and delivered Meals on Wheels for over 25 years. As a dedicated member of the Whiting United Methodist Church, Martha served as choir director, church secretary or as chair of many boards. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Harry. Martha is survived by her daughters: Linda (Dennis) Dykhuizen of Fort Wayne, IN, Bethany (Matthew) Burgess of Germantown, TN, and Karen (Carolyn DeJager) Colberg of Cumming, GA; grandchildren: Kelly and Jennifer Dykhuizen, and Sarah and Rachel Burgess; sister, Patricia (Bruce) Bendinger of Franklin, IN; brother, David (Eudora) of Claremont, CA; many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life for Martha will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Whiting United Methodist Church would be appreciated. www.baranfh.com (219) 659-4400
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Published in The Times on Feb. 23, 2014