Martha Casey Boleman
August 18, 1923 – October 3, 2019
Martha Casey Boleman, 96, died October 3, 2019. She was born in Huntington, Indiana, on August 18, 1923, the eldest of four daughters of Stanley McClure Casey and Zada Schoch Casey. Upon graduation from Huntington High School in 1941, Martha jumped on a train bound for Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. After spending a year there, she transferred to Indiana University where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. Prior to completing her B.S.in 1947, she took a hiatus from I.U. and worked at Eli Lilly. That was a fortuitous turn of events since Martha and her future husband Joe Boleman—recently returned from Marine Corps service in the Pacific Theater—were introduced to each other on a blind date in January, 1946, in Indianapolis. They both returned to finish their IU degrees together, and they were married in December of 1946.
Martha was a valuable source of encouragement and support to Joe in his career with F.C. Tucker; in fact, she liked to note that the phrase “Behind every successful man there is a strong woman” was a reference to her, and no one ever disagreed.
Martha and Joe spent many rollicking summers with family and friends at Lake Wawasee, where the Fourth of July was always particularly memorable. Later in her life, Martha enjoyed spending winters on Sanibel Island. She was a lover of nature and birding, and she joined The Audubon Society. She derived great pleasure from providing housing to musicians participating in the Sanibel Music Festival each year.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Edward Joseph Boleman, and by her sisters Mary Culp and Sara Kroh. She is survived by her sister Suzanne Cronin; two daughters, Anne Boleman and Polly Boleman Jameson; three grandsons, Andrew Boleman Olsen, Joseph Boleman Jameson (Charissa) and Peter Casey Jameson (Lauren); three great grandchildren, Brody, Esme and Bennett Jameson; and many nieces and nephews.
Anne and Polly would like to express their extreme gratitude to all of Martha’s devoted caregivers, especially those at Story Cottage where she resided most recently, and to the kind professionals at Brookdale Hospice.
A private family service will be held at Washington Park North Cemetery.
Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel assisting with arrangements. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.
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Martha Casey Boleman
October 7, 2019
Anne and Polly,
I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Polly, you and I were childhood playmates. I remember climbing the fence by your house to go to Lilly Apple Orchard. Later, I was happy to catch up with Anne at Stonybrook Middle School where we worked together. . Many fond memories. My sincere condolences to you both and your family.
October 6, 2019
I got to know you at Camp Dick Runyan when we were kids growing up. Ironically my son and his family are on big Tippi and go to the sandbar in front of our old camp to dock and swim, which of course floods me with so many good memories! I happened to see today’s paper and glancing through I spotted the Huntington reference and realized it was a name I recognized! I’m sorry for your loss but what a happy life your mother must have had! I couldn’t let this opportunity pass to reach out and let you know those long ago camp days are in my memory bank!
May you and your sister find peace with your mothers passing!
Sandy Kitt Maples