Martha Ann Black, 81, of Indianapolis died at 4 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020, at her residence.
Funeral services were Monday, January 13, 2020, at Vernon Baptist Church with Paul Briggs and Rev. John Ray officiating. Burial was at Vernon Cemetery. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service was entrusted with the care of arrangements.
Mrs. Black was a 1956 graduate of Vernon High School and a 1959 graduate of Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio where she earned her R.N. Degree. She worked as a registered nurse for a private family practice before retiring. Mrs. Black was a member of Southeast Baptist Tabernacle Church in Indianapolis and enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, cross stitch, traveling, reading to folks in the nursing home, and spending time with her family.
Born April 14, 1938, in Vernon, Mrs. Black was the daughter of Haskell and Lethia Hill Cartwright. She married David Black July 30, 1960, at North Vernon Presbyterian Church and he survives.
Other survivors include sons, David (Angie) Black of Moberly, Missouri and Gregory (Dawn) Black of Cumberland, Ohio; daughters, Geri (Paul) Briggs of Lafayette and Lori (Mike) Roberts of Indianapolis; brothers, Vernon, Charlie (Judy), Tom (Susan), and Haskell (Marty) Cartwright, all of North Vernon; sisters, Janice (Tony) Lanham, Mary (Buzzard) Ezzo, and Vivian (Gayle) Jines, all of North Vernon; grandchildren, Jameson (Corina), Evan (Becky), and Erika Briggs, all of Lafayette, Zachary (Elizabeth) Briggs of Cincinnati, Ohio, Carlie Black of Kansas City, Missouri, Addison Black of Columbia, Missouri, Jared Dettra and Lukas Black, both of Cumberland, Ohio, Sharayah (Marco) Lopresti of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Andrew Dettra of Byesville, Ohio; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Black was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Margaret Jackson, Ida Clerkin, and Lois Robinson.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home for expenses.