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Shirley Martin

   Shirley J. Martin, 82, of Fountain City, passed away peacefully at her son’s home on Monday, May 11.

   Shirley was born in Jamestown, Tennessee on October 4, 1937 to Casto F. & Margaret E. Harris Upchurch. Shirley attended Economy High School.

   Shirley lived most of her life in Indiana. She was a homemaker who loved gardening, working in her yard and keeping an immaculate home. She was a talented seamstress who made drapes for many homes and businesses.

   Shirley will be missed by her sons & daughters-in-law, Bill & Shelly Martin and Rob & Colleen Martin; grandchildren, Chad Martin & fiancée, Gabby; Lauryn Phillips & husband, Cody; Rachel Martin; Jason Martin & wife, Tylynn; Amanda Moody & husband, Drew; Josh Martin & wife, Kate; great-grandchildren, Ronan, Remi, Hadlee, Halee, Cash. Laina, Luke, Bryce and Blane; sister, Wanda Willman & husband, Samuel; brothers, Charles Upchurch & wife, Marilyn; Robert Upchurch; brother-in-law, Lawrence Turney and several nieces & nephews.

   Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Larry Upchurch; sisters, Louise Paine and Carolyn Turney.

   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Shirley’s services will be private with interment in Willow Grove Cemetery.


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My condolences to the family, may you find comfort in your many wonderful memories and in the loving support of God and family. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 is a source of much comfort

Linda Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

Bill and Rob, So sorry for your loss. Many memories of your family when the Rhoads family lived on what was then George Meyers Road.

Robert Rhoads Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

She will be missed dearly. My heart hurts for her family. Such a wonderful lady. Love to my extended brothers and their family.

Barbara York May 13 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Gus Finet May 13 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. She always stopped at the farm when ever she was up here in Winchester. She was a great support when Joan was ill, and spoke at her funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Jim and Cindy Peed

Jim and Cindy Peed May 12 2020 12:00 AM

She was a very sweet, kind lady that loved her family deeply and was very proud of each one of them. She will be missed by many and was loved by everyone. May you dance and be happy in heaven, Shirley.

Debbie Martin May 12 2020 12:00 AM

I remember as a kid coming over and getting into the pear tree and her coming over to visit mom we our dads was working I loved Aunt Shirley and my prayers and thoughts go out to you all

Mary ( Martin) Kendall May 12 2020 12:00 AM

Sending sympathy and prayers to all.

Delphine Wuerch May 12 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Shirley passing prayers to her family from Lou Porter family Shirley cousins from Shelbyville, IN
Lou Porter was sister to Castro Upchurch Love to all

Mary Jo Phares May 12 2020 12:00 AM

Such a sweet lady. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve & Audrey Perry May 12 2020 12:00 AM

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