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April 10, 2014

Martha L. Perkins Myers

80; Clarksville

Funeral services for Martha L. Perkins Myers, 80, Clarksville, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany, with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery, Georgetown. She died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born Dec. 26, 1933 in Floyds Knobs, to the late Robert and Annie Smith Perkins. She was a retired driver with the Clarksville School System. When her children were young, she was very active in the PTA, serving in many capacities, including president. She was also a member of Colgate Baptist Church and she loved and trusted God with all her heart. A passion for her was the Token Club of Clark County where she served many years as president and also as a board member. She sponsored and mentored numerous people as they worked to achieve and maintain sobriety, it was a gift she shared freely and openly. She also enjoyed her “Tuesday Group” of friends from Georgetown High. But her real love was her family. She delighted in the very loud gatherings that were commonplace in her home.

She is survived by her children, Karen Cole, her caregiver, Leslie Taylor and her husband, Deeni, Kristie Myers (Joey Homans), Neil Myers, John Myers and his wife, Christa, and Ronnie Myers; 11 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and her beloved sister, Evelyn Hash.

Along with her parents, and brothers, Robert Perkins, Allen Perkins , Edwin Lee Perkins, and Charles Perkins, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lester Myers, and son, David Myers.

The family is especially grateful to everyone with Gentiva Hospice, especially her caring nurse Amy Headley and the family friends who helped in keep her comfortable in her home, Alyssa and Gabbie.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

 Memorial contributions can be made to the Recovery Complex, 208 Sunset Ave., Clarksville, IN 47129 or the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Ste. 1180-S, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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