Martenia Goldman

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BRANCHVILLE - Martenia (Kelly) Goldman, 95, passed away quietly Saturday, April 20, 2013, at her home.
She was born in St. Croix Nov. 10, 1917, daughter of the late James and Matilda (Judge) Kelly.
A 1936 graduate of Oriole High School, Martenia was united in marriage Feb. 9, 1937, to Howard Goldman at Holy Cross Catholic Church in St. Croix. They were blessed with eight children. Her family was proudly the center of her life. She and her husband owned and operated Goldman Dairy Farm.
Martenia was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, where she was active in the Alter Society. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, playing euchre and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Martenia is survived by her daughters, Tilly Woodring of Fishers, Paula Goldman of Indianapolis, Sandy Tackett (Bob) of Noblesville, Vicki Goldman of Branchville, Theresa Kloeppel (Joe) of St. Croix and Mary Goldman of Branchville; her grandchildren, Bob Woodring, Billy Woodring, Melissa Philhower, James Kloeppel, Timmy Kloeppel, Gary Tackett and Rob Tackett, who is a chief warrant officer 3 currently serving his country in Afghanistan, and her great-grandchildren, Tommy Woodring, Charlie Wood-ring, Jackson Philhower and Ellie Philhower.
Martenia was preceded in death, besides her parents, by two sons, Marcus and James Goldman; her husband, Howard Goldman; three sisters, Irene Evrard, Marian Harvey and Helen Vandeventer; her brothers, James Kelly and Paul Kelly and a son-in-law, Bob Woodring.
A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted Tuesday, April 23, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Brian Esarey officiated.
Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church or cemetery.
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Published in Perry County News on Apr. 25, 2013