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Martha J. Avis, 81, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Richard (Carolyn) Hockenberry, Jr.; Brenda Gahl; William (Tina) Hockenberry; David (Laura) Hockenberry; Martha (Melvin) DeFord; Betty (Terry) Davis; 30 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and 11 siblings. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Wilkerson and Lula Mae Malone; and 3 sisters.