Rhonda K. Martin Springer, 65, of rural New Richmond passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019, in her home following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.  

She was born Feb. 17, 1954, at Crawfordsville, daughter of Mary Rose Paddack Martin and the late Ross Allen Martin. She married Phillip Wayne Springer at their home on the family farm Aug. 21, 1973. He survives.

Rhonda attended Coal Creek Central through her junior year and was a member of the first class to graduate from North Montgomery High School in 1972. She was a graduate of Harrison Business College, Indianapolis, where she studied fashion design. She had worked work with her sister Anita creating leather handbags and accessories as well as unique leather floral designs. Rhonda was incredibly talented and had an artistic flare.

Rhonda had a deep love for her family. She was considered a great mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a great cook and enjoyed having her family together. When thinking of Rhonda, the words, full of love, generous, caring, humorous and unselfish stand out. She had a love of horses and enjoyed caring for them. She instilled the same fondness in her daughters and grandchildren. She enjoyed watching them care for and ride their horses. She enjoyed old classic movies and ‘mushrooming’ in her secret spots.

Surviving are her mother, Mary Rose Paddack Martin Duncan of Indianapolis; husband Phil; two daughters, Corey (Jeffrey) Deckard of Darlington and Tracey (Paul) Hembree of New Richmond; son Phillip Andrew “Andy” Springer of New Richmond; sister Anita (Don) Hopper of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ross.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the funeral home, with Don Hopper officiating. Private family interment will follow in Linden Cemetery.

Visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com to sign the guest book or leave a condolence.

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