Martha L. “Marty” Chitwood


Martha L. “Marty” Chitwood, 90, a longtime Greenwood resident, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Aspen Trace in Greenwood.

She was born Jan. 21, 1925, in New Jersey.

She was a member of Greenwood Christian Church where she had taught Sunday school.

She was a member of the American Theater Organ Society and the Indianapolis Rose Society.

She had been a volunteer at Riley Hospital for Children, was a tutor at Westwood Elementary School in Greenwood, a crime watch coordinator and a board member of the Retired Indiana Public Employees Association.

She had served as clerk treasure of the City of Greenwood and was a Johnson County Republican precinct committeewoman for 30 years.

She had received the distinguished Hoosier award. She also was a member of the Johnson County Republican Women’s Club and was a member of the Johnson County Young Republicans Hall of Fame.

She also was a secretary for Isom Elementary School in Greenwood for 10 years and worked for the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Survivors include her son Robb Chitwood (Stormy) of Fishers; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emma Lou Rushing of Ontario, Canada.

A celebration of life service is pending at Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road, Greenwood.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509; or Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road Greenwood, IN 46143.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 738-0202.