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Margaret R. "Marty" (Harper) Cartwright

March 27, 1944 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 76)

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Margaret R. “Marty” Cartwright, 76, of North Vernon, entered into eternal rest at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Marty was welcomed into this world on March 27, 1944, in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late Frank Reese Harper Jr. and Elizabeth (Wisener) Harper. She married Haskell Cartwright on January 26, 1962, in Bainbridge, Georgia. He survives.

Marty was a graduate of Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and worked in Administrative for Choctaw Engineering from 1995 until 2004. She also worked in Daycare for ten years.

Marty loved to crochet baby blankets, work on word search and crossword puzzles all the while sipping on chardonnay wine. She enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to bluegrass, and hanging out with friends at the Log Cabin.

Marty will be deeply missed by her husband of 59 years Haskell “Hack” Cartwright Jr. of North Vernon; children, Susan May of Commiskey, Rick  (Candy) Cartwright of Mary Esther, Florida, Elizabeth (Paul) English of Lithia, Florida, and David Chesser of Granbury, Texas; brother, Bo (Wanda) Harper of Shalimar, Florida; grandchildren, Christi (Tommy) Patterson, Chad (Melissa) Campbell, Chance Cartwright, Kayla English, Chandler (Regan) English, Amber (Christian) Ruddick, Morgan English, Taylor Lawrence, Priscilla (Joel) Portillo, Carly (Zac) Hinds, Dolores Chesser, and Billy Chesser, thirteen great-grandchildren, numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends that were like family.

She was preceded in death by her parents: grandson, Stevie Whisenhunt Jr.: and granddaughter, Chanda Cartwright.

A funeral service for Marty will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon with Kari Der officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home in honor of Marty to the American Cancer Society.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 27, 2021

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 27, 2021

1:30 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

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