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Dewitt D (Harmon) MartinAugust 12, 1951 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 66)
Mrs. Dewitt D. Martin, 66, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at her home. Dewitt was born on Aug. 12, 1951, in Lizella, Georgia. She was a long-time resident of Michigan City, having moved here with her parents when she was six years old.
She graduated from Elston High School, attended Indiana State University and received her Masters from Purdue University. Dewitt married Donald Ray Martin on Aug. 17, 1974 and from this union was blessed with their daughter, Dannon Rae.
She retired from Michigan City Area Schools in 2012 after working as an elementary teacher for 39 years, predominately at Park Elementary and later at Knapp Elementary.
Dewitt was a committed teacher who made lasting impressions on all of her students. Teaching was her passion and she volunteered many hours to ensure her students got the best possible education.
Dewitt is preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Ira Harmon; her husband, Donald Ray Martin; her father-in-law, Clarence Martin and brothers-in-law, Willie Lee and Larry Martin.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Dannon Rae Martin and mother-in-law, Bobbie Martin, both of Michigan City; two special uncles, Elmon Harmon of Michigan City and Paul(Delois)Harmon of Macon, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Harmon, Gail Perry and Patricia Hodges, all of Michigan City; brothers-in-law, Ralph(Virginia)Martin, of Michigan City, Ricky(Christine)Martin of Bradford, Illinois; special aunt, Geneva Causey of Macon, Georgia; great aunt, Effie Williams of Michigan City and a host of nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.
Visitation is at 10 a.m. and Funeral services at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 730 West 6th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, Rev. Jacarra Williams, Senior Pastor. Burial will be immediately following services at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Donald Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund at Horizon Bank, Michigan City, Indiana.