Judith A. “Judy” Martin, 71, of Decatur passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur. She was born on September 3, 1948 in Decatur to Don L. and Mildred M. (Stonebraker) Hakes. She was married on August 3, 1968 in Decatur to Lowell F. Martin.
She attended Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. She received a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and taught at both Fort Wayne Bible College and IPFW. She owned and operated Martin Music in Decatur for over 40 years. Being a very talented pianist, she used her talents in playing in The Messiah for several years at the First Mennonite Church in Berne and also notably played for the USO Indiana Hoosiers IPFW in Greenland in 1969. She was previously the pianist/organist for First United Methodist Church, The Crossroad, 1st Presbyterian Church in Van Wert, Decatur United Brethren in Christ Church and others in the area.
She is survived by her husband of Decatur; daughter, Melanie (Joe) Wolpert of Decatur; son, Matt (Dee Ann) Martin of Plainfield; and five grandchildren, Rileigh Wolpert; Sydni Wolpert; Quincy Wolpert; Kiersten Martin; and Cooper Martin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a half-brother, Ted Hakes.
Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. on Friday, September 6 at Woodcrest Chapel in Decatur, 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 7 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, September 8 at Cornerstone Community Church in Decatur. Officiating will be Pastor Jay Carter, Verlin Rice, Pastor Harold Klinker and Pastor Matt Moore. Burial will be at Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Adams County Community Foundation – Cancer Fund.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.