Martha Jo Dalton

August 05, 1948 - April 14, 2021

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Friday, April 16, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel

Friday, April 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Saturday, April 17, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Martha Jo Dalton, 72, of Hudson, Indiana, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at her residence with her family at her side.

She was born August 5, 1948, in Angola, Indiana, to Howard and Margaret (Brand) Dailey.

On June 4, 1966, in Angola she married Alva Eugene Dalton. He survives in Hudson.

Mrs. Dalton had worked at Starcraft in Emma and Hudson Industries in Hudson.

She was a member of the Lake Gage Church of Christ and a former member of the Salem Center Fire Department Auxiliary.

Martha and her husband owned and operated A & M Ceramic Shop on County Road 500 South for 21 years.

She enjoyed doing ceramics, sewing, and gardening. But, being with family was most important to her.

Also surviving are a daughter, Lisa (Floyd) West of Hudson; two sons, Howard (Nancy) Dalton of Angola and Richard (Onda) Dalton of Fremont; six grandchildren, Joshua Michael Dalton, Brittaney (Jordan) Smith, Autumn Lynn (Brad) Brown, Sawyer Lee Dalton, Kayla (Mike) Greathouse, and Kyle West; seven great-grandchildren, Riley Smith, Peyton Smith, Dominick Brown, Xavior Brown, Brayden Brown, Brooklyn Brown, and Stephen West; and two sisters, Karen (Dennis) Svoboda of Kendallville and Susan Dailey of Angola.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Lynn A. Dailey and John Dailey.

Visitation is Friday, April 16, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11 a.m at the funeral home with Steve Altman officiating.

Burial will follow at Prince of Peace Cemetery

The family stated that face masks are optional.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Lake Gage Church of Christ or the Salem Center Fire Department.

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Kathy Fiechter
April 17th, 2021 3:07pm

So sorry for your loss. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it up in person. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

Karen Griffith
April 16th, 2021 10:50pm
Pleasant Lake Indiana

I just learned of Martha’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. She was a very special lady.

Jim Parker
April 16th, 2021 2:32am

Our families were very sorry for your loss...

Vicky Temple
April 16th, 2021 12:17am
Florence az

My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Christine “Peggy” Scott
April 15th, 2021 6:53pm
Bailey, CO

So sorry for your loss. We were in grade school together and she was such a wonderful person. You have my deepest condolences.

Rob Woollweever
April 15th, 2021 12:37pm
Hudson Industries

Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss. I never met your mom, but I can tell how wonderful she must have been just by knowing you. We reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve. My prayers are with you and your family - Rob W.

Mickey and Barbara Overbaugh
April 15th, 2021 12:18pm

Martha was very special to us, and we will miss her dearly.. please accept our deepest sympathies and continued prayers for family.

Walter and Carolyn Overbaugh
April 15th, 2021 12:16pm

Please accept our deepest condolences. We have and will be praying..

Jody Blaskie
April 15th, 2021 11:43am
Hudson Industries

Lisa and family,, Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We are here for you and want to extend our deepest sympathy. Jody Blaskie Hudson Industries

Lynda Holden Bachelor
April 15th, 2021 12:35am
Angola, In

So sorry to hear about Martha. We went to school together all twelve years from Salem Center School & Church to Prairie Heights. Had seen her a few months ago in Orland & she said she’d just found out about more health issues. I’m so sorry she suffered so long. Will always remember her with love & friendship ,😢🙏🏻❤️

Gerald and Betty Long
April 14th, 2021 8:47pm

Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you and your family are cared about. I always appreciated how your mom made Betty and I feel comfortable around the family. She was a gracious, classy and caring lady. We very much respected and loved her with all our heart. We are very saddened by the loss of Martha (mom). Love and prayers during this difficult time.