July 3, 1961 ~ June 27, 2022

Born in: Terre Haute, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis , IN

Celebration of Life For Martha Lee Gibson

Martha Lee Gibson was born on July 3, 1961 to Robert and Claudia Gibson in Vigo County Terre Haute, IN. Martha passed away from a lengthy illness on Monday June 27, 2022. Martha graduated from Terre Haute South Vigo High School. She was inducted into the National Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi Chapter,1990. Martha earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Purdue University, Class of 1995.

Martha’s gifts to humankind are referenced in 1 Corinthians 12:28: And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Martha had the Gifts of Helps. She lived her life free of bias towards people and was kind to anyone she met. There was not a time when she was free from assisting or caring for family, friends and the community at large. Martha used her Gifts of Helps to serve her country in the United States Air Force National Guard. She was in service to the United States for 24 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant, July 2005. Martha received the following awards/commendations:

Meritorious Service Medal, AF Commendation Medal, AF Achievement, AF Outstanding Unit, CG Meritorious Team Commendation, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service, National Defense Service, Longevity, Armed Forces Reserve, Small Arms Expert Marksman, AF Training, Recruiting Ribbon, Indiana Long Service, Indiana OCONUS, Indiana Military Volunteer, Bronze Oakleaf 1-4, Silver Oakleaf 5, Bronze Star, 2x Silver hour Award.

Martha continued the use of her Gift of Helps with 30 years of service total to Wishard Memorial Hospital/Midtown Community Health Services as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. When Wishard Hospital closed, she continued her services with employment at Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital. She also worked in various research and supervisory positions earning her awards and various recognitions for her commitment and dedication to her work. Martha also assisted with appointment setting for vaccinations during the peak of the Covid Pandemic.

Martha was an accomplished, self-publishing author of the book, Hemel, April 2008.

Martha also had a huge heart and affinity for service to animals. There was not a time when she did not have at least three animals in her house. She raised Callie, Roscoe, Cleo, Leah, Scooby Doo, Louise and Jolene.

Martha supported various charities such as The Wounded Warrior Project, The Humane Society and Gleaners Food Bank. Martha was very well versed in resources to help someone in need.

Martha loved to travel, often to Mexico . She especially loved travel with The Air Force National Guard with trips to Puerto Rico, Italy and Hawaii. Martha loved all types of music and also enjoyed binge watching The Walking Dead and The Handmaid’s Tale.

To Our Dear Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Niece, Helper and Best Friend to many; you will be missed beyond measure. Who will we call when we have questions about the world that only you could make sense of or share an unbiased opinion?

Martha leaves behind sisters, a brother and brother-in-law, Deborah (Timothy) Evans, Mary Anne (David) Coker and Melanie (Patrick) Green and Robert Gibson, Jr., Aunt and Uncle, Margot and Ron Christensen, Aunt and Uncle Kathy and Jim Gibson and Aunt Ina Gibson. Niece, Anna (Ed) McDowell, nephew, Aaron Coker, 2 great nieces and 5 great nephews. She leaves behind several special friends, Nancy, Wayne, Linda, Gloria, Jenny and Dean. Martha also shared a close relationship with the Regalado Family. She also leaves behind 3 fur babies to be cared for by a friend. Martha loved a good party. We will  have her Celebration of Life on Friday, August 5, 2022. Please inquire through family and friends for location. Martha’s Military Burial/Internment will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Peavey Cemetery in Jasonville, Indiana @ 1100 Hours. All are welcome.

Martha loved hats!! Please wear your favorite hat to her party or service.

The Family of Martha Gibson would like to thank everyone for visiting her, cards, phone calls and all prayers. She is with the Lord now.

Feel free to donate to one of Martha’s favorite charities in her memory. If you would like to send flowers, please send them to 6010 Medora Dr, Indianapolis, In 46228 on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 or Thursday, August 4th , 2022.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Martha, we did not get to see you often enough. We will always remember you at Amelia and James Eric’s wedding. A very pretty girl and lovely long hair hanging down your back! You accomplished so much in your short life. We are so sorry you were sick for so long and suffered without complaint.

  3. Martha, you were my jewelry loving niece. I was storing things up for you. Since you retired, I thought we could go to lunch more and see each other more. I am so sorry that time ran out for us. You were the most amazing person and accomplishment so much. Your Dad was most proud of your service to our country as are we. Rest In Peace dear one. See you on the flip side. Hi to all our relatives. Aunt Barb will have something cold waiting for you. Love, Aunt Margot and Uncle Ron

  4. Martha lived a life of loving and giving. So sorry she suffered this long sickness, but know she has been blessed and is now at peace. Wish we had seen and spoke with her more often. Rest in peace cousin.

  5. For my dear cousin, Martha, you were so loved and will be missed terribly by your family. You led an amazing life and touched and helped so many others, leaving quite a legacy. I am so sorry you suffered and were in pain so much of the past year, and that you were not able to enjoy your retirement years longer. Rest in peace dear cousin.

  6. Dearest little sister, so many things to remember about your life and your zest for living. You tried so hard to heal but it wasn’t to be. I’m devastated we didn’t have you with us longer but happy you’re in a glorious place now with our loving Savior. I’ll see you on the flip side and we can sing “Me and Bobby McGee” together. I love you, Mert.

  7. Martha,
    I have been thinking so much about you lately. I’m sorry there was nothing that would fix the “crack” and I’m sorry I didn’t or couldn’t help you with your shoes. I know you’ll know what that means. Love you and miss you.

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