Daily Journal masthead

Obituary: Martha Kathryn Utterback, Franklin

More recent obituaries:

Follow Daily Journal on social media:


Martha Kathryn Utterback

Martha Kathryn (Hohenberger) Utterback, 93, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at her residence in Franklin.

She was born July 24, 1919, the daughter of George and Helen (Lammert) Hohenberger.

Martha married Noble W. Utterback on Sept. 22, 1940. They enjoyed nearly 65 years of marriage. Noble passed away Jan. 5, 2005.

She is survived by their children, Elaine (Bill) Bloomquist and William Noble “Bill” (Patty Umbarger) Utterback, both of Bargersville; a brother, George (Wanda) Hohenberger of Thorntown; five grandchildren, Michelle (Brian) Walker, Shari (Dave) Gerrard, Becky (Chris) Johnson, William “Tyler” (Anne) Utterback and Laura (Phillip) Swango; and great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Garrett Walker, Miranda, Samuel, Claire Ann and Lexie Gerrard, Callie and Clayton Johnson, Drew, Payton and Addie Utterback, and Cara and Westin Swango; brother-in-law, George Utterback.

She was preceded in passing by her parents; a sister, Dorothy Dilley; and her husband, Noble.

She was a graduate of Shelbyville High School and Indiana Business College.

Martha was the school secretary for Center Grove High School for 17 years from 1952 to 1969. She later worked for many years with her husband at their family business, Utterback Builders in Bargersville.

Noble and Martha were very community minded. They were proud of the fact that the residence where they lived since 1952 was originally the Bargersville Airport.

She was an active member of Bargersville Christian Church. Martha was a past worthy matron of Bargersville Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority.

She and her husband were avid pinochle players. Her hobbies included scrapbooking, photography and crocheting.

The Rev. Ken Rickett will conduct a service at 2 p.m. Friday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s charity of choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.com.

All content copyright ©2016 Daily Journal, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.