Martha's Story

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Martha Jane (Austin) Chastain, 86, New Albany, Indiana, passed away at her home on Saturday afternoon, January 27, 2018 surrounded by family. She had been an employee at Seinsheimer Clothing Factory, M. Fine & Sons, John. B. Mitchell, in New Albany, Indiana, and Olympic Stain (PPG), Louisville, Kentucky. Martha loved her family first and foremost, as she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Her second love was her Pomeranians. Martha was involved in obedience training and dog shows. She belonged to the GLTC and Southern Indiana dog clubs. Martha was also a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary at VFW Post 1693.
She was born on February 9, 1931 in New Albany to the late Arnold and Clara (Weaver) Austin. Martha was also preceded in death by her husband, William A. "Billy" Chastain; and siblings, Dorothy Bowen and Edward Austin.
Martha is survived by her daughter, Teresa "Susie" Linette (Mel); son, Terry W. Chastain (Ava); and step-daughter, Karen Collins (Rick). She was the beloved Na-Na to four grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Saturday after 11 a.m. Her funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at the funeral home with burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Martha's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to "Joan the nurse" and all of their "angels in the night" support and on-call nurses. They will forever be in the family's heart. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Martha's memory may be made to Hosparus - the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana (502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN 47150). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Published on January 28, 2018
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