Martha Ellen Bachelor

Born: Fri., Nov. 2, 1923
Died: Wed., Jan. 9, 2013

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Martha Ellen Bachelor, age 89

Martha Ellen Bachelor, age 89, of Robinson, Illinois, died Wednesday January 9, 2013 at 3:38 AM at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.

Born November 2, 1923 in Honey Creek Township, Crawford County, Illinois, she was the daughter of Amos Henry and Gracie Ellen (Goff) Higgins. On March 3, 1940 she married Ralph Emmerson Catt who preceded her in death on January 9, 1942. She later married Warren E. Bachelor who passed away in 1998.

Martha was a homemaker and a member of the Immokalee Florida Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret Ann and Morris Dewberry, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Gracie Emmaline Perkins, Robinson, Illinois; a sister, Amanda Goff, Robinson, Illinois; six grandchildren, Debbie and Kevin Smith, Landes, Illinois; Dwayne Burrelson, Ft. Worth, Texas; Cindy and Joe York, Palestine, Illinois; Karen Smith, Robinson, Illinois; Diane and Brett Sissle, Colorado Springs, Colorado; David Dewberry, Colorado; six great-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Jimmy Goyer; brothers, John Higgins; Clarence Higgins; Mason Higgins; Albert Higgins and a sister, Lizzie Kessler.

Funeral service will be held Sunday January 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois, with Pastor Sally Legg officiating. There will be visitation Sunday from 3:30 PM until the time of services at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois. Interment to follow at a later date in the Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, Illinois.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Food Pantry in care of the Otterbein Methodist Church, Robinson, Illinois, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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