Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25th Street, Columbus, IN


Martha Ann (Toy) Lancaster

July 6, 1935December 12, 2019

Martha Ann Toy Lancaster, 84, of Columbus passed away Thursday, December 12, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor of Hope. Martha was born in Loogootee, Indiana July 6, 1935, the daughter of Gilbert and Rose Ginder Toy. She married Ralph Lancaster April 24, 1954 in Loogootee; he preceded her in death September 18, 2013. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church since 1962. A member of Columbus Lions Club and Columbus Moose Lodge and former member of Tri Kappa Sorority. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Parrish Council, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, church decorating committee and the original organizer of coffee and donuts at St. Bartholomew. She was very crafty and enjoyed working with flowers for all occasions. She also operated a day care center at her home. She is survived by children, Donna (Dart) Liebrandt of Columbus, Linda (Phil Soladine) Stevens of Columbus, Ed (Cindy Massey) Lancaster of Columbus, Jane (Allen) Craig of Oldenburg; grandchildren, Jenna Nowak, Kara Abrams, Katie Bambacht, Sarah Milli, Brett Stevens, Crystal Imel, Emilee Chesterfield, Dalton, Jared and Devonne Lancaster; 13 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce Toy of Columbus, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; great grandson, Cameron Briot; siblings, Bob, Jerry, Ed, JoAnn and Patrick Toy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Clem Davis officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street and from 10:00 a.m. to service time Monday at the Church. Recitation of the Rosary will be 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Alzheimer’s Association or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Myers~Reed Chapel is serving the Lancaster family.


  • Donna (Dart) Liebrandt, Daughter
  • Linda(Phil Soladine) Stevens, Daughter
  • Ed (Cindy Massey) Lancaster, Son
  • Jane (Allen) Craig, Daughter
  • Jenna Nowak, Grandchild
  • Kara Abrams, Grandchild
  • Katie Bambacht, Grandchild
  • Sarah Milli, Grandchild
  • Brett Stevens, Grandchild
  • Crystal Imel, Grandchild
  • Emilee Chesterfield, Grandchild
  • Dalton Lancaster, Grandchild
  • Jared Lancaster, Grandchild
  • Devonne Lancaster, Grandchild
  • Joyce Toy, Sister-in-law
  • Also survived by 13 great grandchildren.

  • John Balfour, Active
  • Jared Lancaster, Active
  • Brett Stevens, Active
  • Dart Liebrandt, Active
  • Phil Soladine, Active
  • Allen Craig, Active

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Our Hospice of South Central Indiana


  • Visitation Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Burial Monday, December 16, 2019


Martha Ann (Toy) Lancaster

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Sandy Hundley

December 15, 2019

So sorry to hear of Martha's passing. She was a funny, creative lady who took all kids to raise. She knew what kids were thinking even before they did it and then taught that to us to use on our own kids. We will miss her in this world but know that she will be whole again in the next world with Ralph. She's there already, wrapped in total and complete Love and Happiness. Thinking of your family always, Sandy, Mark, and Drew.

Mary Moore

December 14, 2019

Ed and Family
So very sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. I did not know her very well but my parents did and thought so much of her. Be comforted in knowing that she is in a better place with the angels and God.

Jennifer Baker

December 13, 2019

Oh, how Ms. Martha will be missed. She was always so happy and so sweet. I could always count on her smile to brighten my day - and her random “I love you” followed by puckered lips and her planting a big kiss on your cheek. ❤️ One of the hardest ones I’ve ever had to see go. A big thank you to her family for being so kind and please remember that you can always stop in for a visit. Rest peacefully in Heaven, Martha.

Lori Feldbauer

December 13, 2019

I remember visiting your Mom & Dad at their house in Columbus. They were so very nice and accommodating. Janie, you and your mom would sing together. She always had a smile on her face.
They are with God, and I am sure Ralph and Martha are dancing with the angles.
My God bless your family.