Barbara S. (Stewart) Chittenden, 76, Greenfield, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 1, 1940, in Elk Garden, West Virginia as the daughter of Harry F. Stewart and Mary F. (Shanholtz) Stillwell.
She graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in 1958. She married Jesse R. Chittenden on December 31, 1985. Barbara worked as a secretary for James Holiday, Attorney for 15 years. She loved reading, cooking family recipes, traveling and spending time with her family. She was loved and adored by all. Her strength and courage touched everyone that knew her.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Jesse R. Chittenden of Greenfield; daughters, Brenda (David) Sellers of New Palestine, Becky (Derrick) Knopp of Greenfield, Beth (Scott) Holden of Greenfield and Jennifer (Ashley) Blair of Mooresville; stepchildren, Shelby Edinger of Noblesville, Karla (David) Poer of Noblesville and Stephen (Monique) Chittenden of Lansing, Michigan; siblings, Sonny (Linda) Stewart of Baltimore, Maryland, Kathy Sutton of Franklin, Nelson Stillwell of Franklin and Judy Hermsen of Indianapolis; 17 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and the father of her children, Roger (Sandy) Philpot.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Harry F. Stewart and Mary F. Stillwell; brother, Billy Stewart; sister, Linda Knight; and brothers-in-law, George Sutton and Steve Hermsen.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Barbara’s home. Pastor Roger Kinion will be officiating. A private graveside service will also take place on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be sent directly to American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St, ste 1180-S, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.