Martha Evelyn McCullough

Martha Evelyn (Benge) McCullough, 77, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Franciscan Health Lafayette. She was a resident at Ben Hur Health & Rehabilitation and passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

She was born April 27, 1943, at Lebanon, to the late Henry Hansford and Hazel Mae (Maddox) Benge.

Martha attended New Ross schools. On Dec. 23, 1960, she married Russell Jewell McCullough, who preceded her in death June 5, 2019. She spent her years as a homemaker and worked at the Ladoga Nursing Home. She enjoyed working with ceramics, making crafts, buying jewelry, going shopping, and camping.

Martha is survived by son Russell J. “Rusty” McCullough Jr.; two daughters, Kristina (James) Sowers and Mary Ellen “Ellie” Johnson, all of Crawfordsville; brother James (Marjorie) Benge of Crawfordsville; sister Rebecca (Wayne) Shaw of Mace; two grandchildren, Andrew Sowers and Chelsea (Dustin) Morman; great-grandson Ezra Morman; and several nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell; grandson Mason Wall; four brothers, Cecil “Buddy,” Virgil “Ricky,” Samuel “Sam” and Donald “Pujer” Benge; and sister Mary Riley.

There will be a public graveside service at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at New Ross Cemetery, 600 S. C.R.1000E, New Ross. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.