|Martha Lee Hines|
|Date Of Birth:||November 16, 1956|
|Date Of Death:||January 30, 2011|
|Service Date:||February 4, 2011|
Martha Lee Hines of Bloomington, Indiana died at Bloomington Hospital surrounded by her family on January 30, 2011 at the age of 54. Martha was born with Down Syndrome at the University if Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. She was the daughter of H.F. Tim Hines and Mary Ann Kroll Hines. She is survived by her father Tim Hines, Bloomington; brother Kevin ines (Dee), Evansville; sisters Rebecca Philippsen (Greg), Bloomington; Sarah Smith (David) and Jennifer Pierce (John), Indianapolis; 16 nieces and nephews; 18 great nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends who will cherish the emory of her wonderful personality. She was recently preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Hines. Martha was a resident of Miller House, a group home operated by Stonebelt Center in Bloomington, Indiana. A Memorial Mass will be conducted Friday February 4, 2011 at 11:00AM at the St. Paul Newman Center 1413 East 17th Street Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to Stonebelt Center ARC, 2815 East 10th Street Bloomington, Indiana 47401. Allen Funeral Home 4155 South Old Highway 37 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.
- From: trish barber
My DEAR SWEET Martha,
You taught me that Down Syndrome is merely a word and not a human being. You have left me with such wonderful memories and quirky little phrases and i will say the rest of my life!
As you always said "I MADE IT"!!!!! Yes you did my dear- you made it home to live in PEACE with your "MaryAnn"
- From: trish barber
I just wanted to tell you a quick little story about Martha. One day we went to the park to shoot hoops & swing on the swings. Afterwards we were very thirsty so we stopped at the store to get some water. Near the register there were stuffed animals,namely Easter Bunnies- Martha was mesmerized by a green furry bunny- she smiled at it and held it. I bought it for her. She cuddled with it often. I think she was drawn to it because it was the same color as her favorite green pj's! I wish i had that bunny now to cuddle with......
PS- Martha was one heck of a basketball shooter!!!
- From: Paula Bourne
Wishing you and your wonderful family blessings and prayers of support in your sorrow. Martha and her beautiful Mother always made me so happy whenever we met at St. Paul Catholic Center Mass.
God bless and keep you, Tim.
- From: Carol Dillion
My heart goes out to the Hines and Pierce family as they say goodbye to another dear family member. Please know that you are in our thoughts and pray that God will surround you with His love and carry you through the days to come. God bless you all.
- From: Marsha Hash
The family of Rocky was sad to hear about your lose. I will miss seeing her smiling face when I go to Miller house. God Bless You.
From all of Rocky's sisters and family.
- From: Steve Parkinson
Dear Tim, Kevin, Rebecca, Sarah, Jennifer and your families,
I wish to extend my deepest sympathies for the loss of your wonderful daughter and sister, Martha. I have many fond memories of the times spent with your family. Martha was always a joy to be around and I consider myself very lucky to have been around such a wonderful soul. I know that she is in a great place now. Best wishes to all of you.
- From: Bob Ankrom
Tim and Kevin,
My very deepest sympathy for your loses. My memories of you guys go back many years to Holy Redeemer. I know you have many memories to cherish and I will keep you in my prayers.
- From: Donna Burkhardt
Tim - I am so sorry - how much you have had to deal with! Your wonderful wife and now your precious Martha. Take care knowing that both are at peace. I look forward to seeing you at group! Your friend, Donna
- From: Domonique Tuttle
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
She was loved by all and missed greatly.
"You got that right!"
- From: Deacon Bob & Lucie Hayden
Dear Tim and family, Reading about the deaths of Mary Ann and Martha Lee brought us much sadness and also fond memories of years ago when you lived here. May God give you the grace you need to carry on with your dear family during these trying times. Love, Bob and Lucie
- From: Rocky Mattingly
I would like to express the condolences of myself and the rest of the Mattingly family for the loss of both Martha and Mrs. Hines. I always remember Martha as seeming happier than most of us ever get to be. She was blessed to have all of you as family.
You and Mrs. Hines were among Mom's best friends. She blessed with your friendship and support.
Thanks and God Bless you all.
- From: Robin Hudson
My dear sweet Martha...since I left Miller you have held a special place in my heart. I will never forget how you would run up to me and say "you're back." I would ask "how are you" and you would say "you got that right." I will never forget the way you worked so hard on mopping the floors as that was your chore and you did not want any one else to touch the floor!!! I will miss you sweet Martha.....
- From: Brother Benedict, O.P.
How saddened I was to hear of the death of both Mary Ann and now of Martha. It was always a joy for me to see them (and Tim) coming into Church on Sundays and especially to see the delight on Martha's face when she got to feed and pet Angus. Always smiles and joy, what a blessing she was to so many. God has called her home to Himself and Mary Ann where she can be embraced and loved for all time! My prayers and sympathy to you Tim and to your family. Brother Benedict, O.P.
- From: Cyndi Johnson
On behalf of the Down Syndrome Family Connection, based in Bloomington, I want to offer condolences to Martha's family and friends. I regret that I did not know Martha personally, but I have a 3-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, and she has taught me more in her short lifetime than I have learned in mine.
DSFC would like to send some of our "Beautiful Faces, Extraordinary Lives" calendars, featuring local persons with Down syndrome, to the family. I could drop them off at the funeral home, if that would be helpful, or if someone from the family can provide me a snail mail address, I will make sure to send the calendars in the mail.
Our thoughts are with you,
on behalf of Down Syndrome Family Connection