Martha “Marty” “Mammam” Jane Painter

Painter MarthaMartha “Marty” “Mammam” Jane Painter, 89, of Glen Campbell, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her daughter Janet’s home in Banks Township, Indiana County, with her family by her side.

The daughter of Max Telford and Dora Gertrude (Strunk) Johnston, she was born on April 19, 1926, in Curry Run, Clearfield County.

After graduating from high school, she earned an LPN associate’s degree.

Marty was a member of the Hyde United Methodist Church. For the last 21 years, she had attended the Steffey United Methodist Church. While she lived in State College for 20 years, Marty attended the Mount Nittany United Methodist Church.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an assembly worker for the computer chip manufacturing firm of Murata–Erie in State College, and had previously been employed at Sylvania in Brookville.

Marty liked to spend time with her family and her two little dogs, Toby and Hobo. She enjoyed being in the outdoors, where she could be found fishing, taking walks, going on bicycle rides and in the pursuit of one of her favorite pastimes, which was mowing the grass. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the opportunity to travel.

Marty is survived by a daughter, Janet Lee Chiplis and husband Clifford of Glen Campbell; three grandchildren, Clifford A. Chiplis II and significant other Jennifer Keigel, Melissa J. Chiplis and significant other Steve Luke and Tiffany L. Buffington; four great-grandchildren, Aelix Chiplis, Amara Buffington, Zabier Chiplis and Jenniemae Keigel; a sister, Patricia Sheesley of Bells Landing, Pa.; her best friend, Claribelle “Shorty” Bish of Glen Campbell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marty was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Judy Ann Painter; three brothers, Max, Robert and William Johnston; two sisters, Margaret “Peg” Derrick and Ruth “Toot” Odrosky; and an infant brother, Albert Johnston.

Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd in Hillsdale.

An 11 a.m. funeral service will be held at the funeral home immediately following the visitation. Marty’s daughter, the Rev. Janet L. Chiplis, will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Rossiter.

Memorial contributions in honor of Marty may be forwarded to the Punxsutawney Christian School, 216 N. Jefferson St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

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