Martha J. Dearing, Kokomo, celebrated her 100th birthday at a party Jan. 27 at Center Road Church of Christ.
She was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Kokomo to Lorenzo and Fern Irelan. She married Winfred W. Dearing, who passed away Oct. 15, 2002.
She attended Kokomo High School and owned and operated a Dairy Queen, Baskin Robbins and a fish and chips restaurant.
Martha has traveled across the United States and has visited Canada, Italy and Thailand.
She is the mother of Barbara J. Gerlach, Fort Worth, Texas, and Fred R. Dearing, Kokomo, and has six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.