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Martha Helen (Cronkhite) Pygman
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Obituary for Martha Helen (Cronkhite) Pygman

Martha Helen (Cronkhite) Pygman, 85, Mooresville, passed away April 7, 2018, at Bickford Assisted Living of Greenwood. Martha was born October 25, 1932, in Rockville, Indiana, to the late Kenneth Paul “Ted” and Mary Eleanor (Swaim) Cronkhite. She was married to the late Anthus Dale “Andy” Pygman on August 30, 1952.

Martha had a strong Christian faith; she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and on occasion would play the piano and organ for the church. One thing everyone knows about Martha, she baked the best pies and bread anyone could eat. She volunteered her time at church making food for the congregation and funeral dinners. Mrs. Pygmam was a member of the Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority, a substitute teacher for the Mooresville and Monrovia elementary schools for many years, altered and fitted band uniforms from 1983-1991, accompanied solo and ensemble participants, and delivered food for Meals on Wheels. She and her husband co-owned the Pioneer Camper Center on State Road 42 in Mooresville. Martha liked to camp, play cards and go out to eat with her friends. She also enjoyed watching IU sports, the Cincinnati Reds, Indianapolis Indians, and sewing, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Martha is greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Pence; and son-in-law, James D. Neidigh.

Survivors include her son, David K. (Lisa) Pygman of Mooresville; daughters, Margaret Anne “Maggie” Neidigh of Fallon, Nevada; Gayle M. (Thomas) Mass of Indianapolis; Eileen C. (Bob) Jones of Florence, Kentucky; and Andrea L. (Dave) Napier of New Whiteland; a sister Esther Freshour of Georgia; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Martha Pygman from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in the Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at the funeral home, with burial following in the White Lick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider making contributions to Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority Inc., 6315 E. Lynn Drive Mooresville, Indiana 46158, and envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service

39 East High Street
Mooresville, IN 46158





11:00 AM
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service

39 East High Street
Mooresville, IN 46158

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White Lick Cemetery

13340 N. White Lick Road
Mooresville, IN 46158


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