Martha R. Riddle, age 80, passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family in New Castle, Indiana Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was born March 23, 1942, in Coldwater, Michigan, a daughter of the late Leslie and Allie Mae (Hatcher) Riddle.
She was a 1959 graduate of Walter P. Chrysler Memorial High School and served on the Class of 59 Reunion Committee. She was a graduate from Ivy Tech where she received her Associate Degree in Child Development. Martha worked 25 years as an Intake Coordinator for disabled children and was very active with the Prevent Child Abuse/Hope Initiative and truly enjoyed helping others. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Martha was very proud of her community and was an avid New Castle Trojan fan. She loved Christmas and was an avid Elvis fan.
She was a member of the Mt. Summit Christian Church.
Left to cherish her loving memory include her beloved dog, “Baby Boy”; a daughter, Kim Houser; grandchildren, Allie (Zach Williams) and Ty Houser; her lifelong best friend, Jackie Sidwell; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gordon and Ralph Riddle.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Rose City Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad, New Castle, IN. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the funeral home with Pastor James Petty of the Mt. Summit Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at Lewisville Cemetery. Rose City Funeral Home funeral directors and staff are honored to serve the Riddle family. Online condolences may be made at