Martha Jean Petrakos Fewell


Martha Jean Petrakos Fewell, 94, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016.

She was born Feb. 10, 1922.

Martha was employed by Diamond Chain in Indianapolis and later, as personnel manager, by Dage Electric, which became Bendix, in Franklin. She was also a loving caregiver for both the young and old.

Martha was raised in Madison, but lived most of her life, after marriage, in Indianapolis.

She married Wilbur Glenn Fewell of Jefferson County in 1939. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by their two children, Terry Glenn Fewell (Johanna Planker) and Carolyn Jean Turner (Samuel, deceased), both of Greenwood. Martha is also survived by her sister, Anna Marie Petrakos Chambliss of Scottsburg; six grandchildren, J. Bradley Fewell (Sheri) of Naperville, Illinois, Jason G. Fewell (Gwen) of Madison, Alabama, Jeffrey J. Fewell (Sara) of Fox Lake, Illinois, Johanna T. Fewell Anderson (Daniel) of Fort Myers, Florida, Thomas G. Turner of Ocala, Florida and Tara J. Turner of Indianapolis; also by 10 great-grandchildren, Tillara N. Turner, Taylor B. and Thomas M. Whitaker, Tyler J., Dylan P., Rachel A., Jacob G., Logan J. and Sara I. Fewell, and Tristan J. Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Petrakos and Mary Craigmyle; he husband; two brothers and four sisters.

Martha was a member of Southport United Methodist Church for 62 years and a 50-plus year member of both the Southport Chapter No. 442 Order of Eastern Star and the of Aloha Chapter of the International Travel Study Club. She served as a Republican Party precinct chairwoman in Perry Township during the 1960s and ’70s.

She was proud of her flower gardens, and she was an avid doll collector, maker and restorer.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Southport United Methodist Church or Palliative Care, St. Francis Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 7602 Madison Ave., with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service at the mortuary. Interment will be at Dupont Cemetery in Dupont.

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