Martha Ann “Marty” Pumphrey

Martha Ann
Martha Ann “Marty” Pumphrey


Martha Ann “Marty” Pumphrey, 77, of Greensburg, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at her home. She was born on March 24, 1943, in Columbus to Albert and Mary Alice Ross Meier. She married Kenneth C. Pumphrey on April 16, 1967.

Marty was a graduate of St. Peter’s Lutheran Grade School, Columbus High School and Indiana University. She retired from nursing after 45 years of service. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and the Christian Service Guild at St. Peter’s. Marty was previously a Master Gardener, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities, BSF and meeting weekly with fellow retired nurses for breakfast.

Private graveside services will be on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Mark Teike officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Regional Health Cancer Center, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran School.

Survivors include her sons, K. Scott Pumphrey of Auburn, Georgia, and Jeffrey R. (Melanie) Pumphrey of Seymour; daughter, Lara A. (David) Van Valkenburg of Columbus; brothers, Charles (Joyce) Meier of Scipio and Don (Diane) Meier of Elizabethtown; and grandchildren, Kira Van Valkenburg, Ross Pumphrey, Joshua Van Valkenburg and Christopher Pumphrey.

Marty was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Kenneth C. Pumphrey on March 13, 2020.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

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