Martha E. Kistler


Martha E. Kistler, 92, of Redkey, IN., passed away Friday, March 9th, 2018 at Brookdale of Castleton, in Indianapolis, IN., peacefully while in the company of family members.

Martha was born in Jennings County, IN., on September 1, 1925, a daughter of the late Goldie M. (Leeds) and Joseph F. Hughey.

She was a graduate of Vernon High School in Jennings County, IN., and a devoted homemaker and loving wife for Charles Moore Kistler who precedes her.

She and Charles where married on April 7, 1951 and had (3) beautiful daughters together: Karen Shreeve (Roger), Paula Puterbaugh, and Cindy Copeland (Jeff) all who survive her.

Martha was a member of Delta Theta Tau Zeta Alpha Chapter, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dunkirk, IN. She loved her family dearly and spending time with her many grandchildren enjoying their shared loved of music over the years.

Martha is survived by 10 grandchildren: Arlena Cook, Melissa Morris (Paul), Michelle Cox (Brian), Sarah Westgerdes (Matt), Charles Shreeve, Marsha Swanson (Mark), Jennifer Puterbaugh, Erina Miller (Paul), Matthew Rooney, Kevin Rooney, (1) Step – Grandson: Larry Shreeve (Julie), (11) great grandchildren: Madalin, Lorelei, Josey, Sam, Rex, Eric, Hank, Eli, Eileen, Maggie, Leo, (4) step – great grandchildren: Shaliyah, Kyrell, Alyana, and Lavon.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, (3) brothers, (7) sisters, a son-in-law: David Puterbaugh, and step – granddaughter: April Shreeve.

Friends are invited to call Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10 AM – 12 PM at MJS Mortuaries – Redkey Chapel, followed by the funeral at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dunkirk, IN., with Father David Newton officiating at 1:00 PM. Burial will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Redkey, IN.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dunkirk, IN., P.O. Box 286 Dunkirk, IN.

Arrangements have been entrusted to MJS Mortuaries – Redkey Chapel.