Martha (Cent) Fancher Pattengale

August 20, 1920 ~ September 14, 2014 (age 94)


Martha Fancher Pattengale died Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Valparaiso, Indiana.  Martha was born in Deer Lodge, Tennessee on August 20, 1920 to Frank Cent and Mary Borowicz.  She is survived by her two younger brothers, Peter Cent of Benton, Kentucky and Robert Center of Seattle, Washington.  Martha was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Fancher, second husband, Chauncey Pattengale, as well as her siblings, Adam, Rose, John, Daniel and Joel and parents.

She is survived by sons, Alan (Gloria) Fancher of Chesterton, Indiana and Michael (Donna) Fancher of Yorba Linda, California, grandchildren Michelle Kmak of Texas, Jon (Kelly) Fancher of Chesterton, Robert Fancher of California, and Kelly (Ron) Morrissette of California, great grandchildren Catie Kmak of Texas, Nikko and Camron Fancher of Chesterton and Asher Morrissette of California.

Martha worked for Bell Telephone for 7 years and Porter Memorial Hospital for 25 years.  She volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Leader, library volunteer, Pink Lady at the hospital, Sunday School teacher and choir member. 

Throughout her life, Martha was always busy knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting.  She was a wonderful cook and fed anyone who came in the door. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St. Chesterton, IN. with Pastor Scott Tyring officiating.  Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Horton VNA Hospice in Valparaiso, 501 Marquette St, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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September 17, 2014

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
White-Love Funeral Home
525 S 2nd St
Chesterton, IN 46304

Funeral Service
September 18, 2014

10:00 AM
White-Love Funeral Home
525 S 2nd St
Chesterton, IN 46304

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