Martin-Esche, Elvera

ELVERA MARTIN-ESCHE of Noblesville, Ind., 91, mother of David Martin, Indiana Conference United Methodist Men president, and surviving spouse of the late Rev. Elmer C. Martin, died Dec. 25, 2012 in Carmel. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5301 S. St. Phillips Road, Evansville, IN 47712 with burial at St. Paul’s UMC Cemetery. Survivors include son, David E. (Judy) Martin of Noblesville, Ind., step-sons David (Kathy) Esche of Mount Vernon, Ind. and Kenneth Esche of Wadesville, Ind.; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, the late Rev. Elmer C. Martin (who died in 1976) and Edward Esche (who died in 1994). She and the late Rev. Martin served Indiana churches at Shiloh, Fletcher Chapel, Griffin, Newburgh, Evansville Wesley, Dale and Selvin. Memorial contribution can be sent to St. Paul’s UMC or St. Paul’s UMC Cemetery Fund, 1231 Locust Street, Mount Vernon, IN 47620. Condolences can be sent to Mr. & Mrs. David (and Judy) Martin, 17154 Bluestone Drive, Noblesville, IN 46062 or made online at