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Service set for Glenda Martin

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Glenda L. Martin passed away Dec. 1, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas, at her home with family at her side. She was 69.

She was born August 27, 1941 to William and Monna Harris in Kokomo, Ind. She moved to Chesterton in 1947, where she was the third oldest of 13 brothers and sisters. After Glenda retired from EDS in Kokomo, she moved to San Antonio to be near her daughter and family members. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Schertz, Texas. She spent her time getting involved with her community and volunteered at the local library and at a clinic on Randolph Air Force Base. She was also involved in multiple fund raisers throughout her community. Glenda brought much love to the kittens that she thoroughly enjoyed fostering. In her spare time throughout her life she enjoyed making ceramics, sewing, gardening, and playing card games with family and friends. She was unbeatable in rummy. Her smile and laughter could light up the room.

She is survived by a son, Robert Collins (wife Kristy); daughter Mary Bolton (husband Justin); step-sons Jeff Martin (Rita) and Greg Martin; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and 15 step-great grandchildren; six sisters; and four brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Monna Harris; her brother, Kenneth Gene Harris; her sister, Delores Diane Harris; and her husbands, Robert R. Collins and Rector E. Martin.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton with Pastor Larry Starett officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials in Glenda’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted 12/6/2010