News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 28, 2013

Martha Ann Highsmith Duguid


TERRE HAUTE — Martha Ann Highsmith Duguid, 83, of Terre Haute, passed away at 10:24 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, in her residence. She retired from Indiana State University after many years of service and she also had been employed with Miller Parrot Bakery in Terre Haute for many years. She was born March 6, 1930, in West Terre Haute, to Chester Highsmith Sr. and Mable Pea Highsmith.

Her husband, Donald L. Duguid, whom she married on June 14, 1952 in Breden Memorial United Methodist Church in Terre Haute, preceded her in death on April 26, 2013. Survivors include her two daughters, Jacqueline Creasey and her husband Tim of West Terre Haute, and Donna Byrley of Terre Haute; two sisters, Mary Penman of California, and Shirley Kuykendall of West Terre Haute; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard Thomas Highsmith and Charlene Highsmith of Mooresville; a brother-in-law, Richard Effner of Riley; three grandchildren, Eric Throckmorton, Kevin Throckmorton and his wife Jessica, and Melonie Byrley and her companion Joseph Huskison; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Virginia Waugh; four brothers, Virgil Highsmith, Robert Highsmith, Jack Highsmith, and Chester Highsmith Jr.; and two sisters-in-law, Maureen Likens and Barbara Effner.

Martha enjoyed playing golf and had been a member of the women’s city golf league. She also enjoyed traveling, going to casinos and working on crafts. She loved life and especially spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Memorial services for Martha will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., in West Terre Haute, with the Rev. Steve Moore officiating. Cremation has been scheduled. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until service time Wednesday. The family suggests that if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Anthony Square with envelopes available in the funeral home. There will be a meal and further celebration of Martha’s life immediately following the services at Bethany United Church of Christ in West Terre Haute.