Martha Louise Ostler

July 9, 2012

Martha Louise Ostler 93, of Frankfort, IN, died at 10:10 p.m. July 9, 2012 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Center. Born at home north of Frankfort on Union Road on April 19, 1919 to Herman & Lena Beatrice (Culbertson) Johnson. She married Aaron Jesse Ostler on August 1, 1940 and he preceded her in death on September 17, 1996. Mrs. Ostler was a 1937 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She was a member of the Kilmore United Methodist Church since 1942, Kilmore United Methodist Women and active in the church music program. She was also a member of the Union Township Extension Homemakers and secretary and treasurer for the Kilmore Cemetery Association for over 30 years. Mrs. Ostler loved her family.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Kilmore United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Thursday, July 12th from 4-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home and a half hour prior to the service at the Church. Burial will be in Kilmore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kilmore Cemetery Association, 6539 N SR 75, Frankfort, Indiana 46041.

Survived by:

1 Son: Jerry Lee (Patty) Ostler of rural Frankfort 2 Daughters: Jerilyn S. (Junior) Geiger of Columbia City and Janilyn L. (Jim) Need of rural Frankfort 1 Brother: Carroll Johnson of rural Frankfort 1 Sister: Eunice Kreisher of Frankfort 9 Grandchildren, Angie Rohrabaugh, Alan (Joanne) Ostler, Amanda (Steve) Dillon, Joseph (Jeanette) Jordan, Bradley (Renae) Jordan, Randall (Jodie) Jordan, Kevin (Jill) Jordan, Jeff (Lori) Need and Julia (Todd) Hadinger 24 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 brothers and 1 sister.


8 Condolences for “Martha Louise Ostler”

  1. Harriet Burrell July 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful Christian wife, mother and grandmother and a roll model for all. Take comfort in knowing that she is now rejoicing in Heaven with Jesus and your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  2. Helen & Dick Rayles July 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Our sympathy goes out to the Ostler family on the passing of Mrs Louise Ostler. Sincerely, Helen & Dick Rayles

  3. Jerry & Sharon Heimbach July 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    So sorry to learn of the death of Louise. I so enjoyed knowing her and visiting with her over the telephone. She will be missed by many in our community.

  4. Sandra Johnson Miller July 11, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Condolences and prayers to family.

  5. Jim Culbertson July 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I have lost a loving family member and friend. I am so thankful for our visit in May!
    Love and Peace to all of Louise’s family!
    Jim Culbertson

  6. Janet Zuther July 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Love and prayers are sent to your family. I will always cherish the memories of Louise and how she made me feel so welcome at Kilmore UMC. She will be missed. Wishing you peace, comfort and wonderful memories of a special lady and devout Christian. Sincerely, Janet Zuther

  7. Marilyn Ann Denman Eaton July 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I have so many fond memories of Aaron and Louise from childhood, and again when we reconnected thru Holiday Ramblers. We shared genealogy information on the Ostler family. They attended my wedding and our 25th wedding anniversary, and we attended Aaron’s funeral.
    With love and prayers, Robert Lyle and Marilyn Ann Denman Eaton

  8. Erilda & Ron Coleman July 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was a sweet lady. Know she will be missed, but she has left her hand-print on many. May God comfort you and bring you peace knowing she is at home with her Savior. God Bless—Ron & Erilda Coleman

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