News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 12, 2014

Martha D. Benton


---- — Martha D. Benton, 87, of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:48 on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Springhill Village. She was born in Paris, Ill., on Feb. 28, 1927, to Tony Meeks and Elsie Shields Meeks.  

Martha is survived by two sons, Bill Benton and his wife Linda and Jim Benton and his wife Martha; and three daughters, Frances Weaver, Sylvia Hill, and Becky Kimble and her husband Kenny. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard Meeks, Everett Meeks, and Louis Meeks.

 She was a member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church.   

Funeral services will be held in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Clifford Farley officiating. Burial will follow in New Harmony Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the chapel. Online condolences may be left at: