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Martha (Eskridge) Julian

September 24, 1927 ~ May 31, 2019 (age 91)

Martha Julian, age 91, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Hamilton Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Martha was born September 24, 1927, in Evansville, IN, to Wendel and Nellie (McDonald) Eskridge. She graduated from Bosse High School in 1946.  Martha received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Evansville College and Master of Social Work Degree from University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. She was a member of Christ Church United Church of Christ.

Martha was very involved in her local community where she served many years on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood. She also served on the Board of Directors for Albion Fellows Bacon Center and was a founding member of RAPE Crisis Line – Albion Fellowship. Martha was an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling all over the world.

Martha is survived by her son, Bruce Julian (Debbie); daughters, Sandy Julian and Lisa Doyle (Lester); grandchildren, Seth Bock (Debra), Connor Doyle (Sara) and Caleb Doyle; great granddaughter, Kiera Bock; brother, Nelson Eskridge (Suzanne); and sister, Corliss Fenimore (Larry).

She is preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband of 60 years, Donald Julian, who passed away in 2017.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Reverend Michael Erwin. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  

Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019 and from 12:00 p.m. until time of service, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Planned Parenthood at 125 N. Weinbach Avenue, Suite 120, Evansville, IN 47711 or Alzheimer’s Association at 701 N. Weinbach Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711.

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