Martha “Marti” Kivett was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother during her incredible 87 years of life. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her daughter’s home on December 31, 2021. Marti was born in Indianapolis on February 22, 1934, to Rolan and Ruth Hiles. She married John Kivett on November 3, 1956, settling in Plainfield where they raised their two children. Marti was employed by Plainfield Schools for 26 years, starting as the secretary of Brentwood Elementary School for 19 years (1971-1990) and then transitioning to the Kindergarten Center, where she remained until her retirement in 1997. Marti was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Plainfield, where she sang in the choir and served in Women’s Ministries for almost 30 years and later attended Christ Church In Plainfield. Marti’s hobbies included sewing, crafting, cooking and finding treasures at local garage sales. Her greatest joy came in loving and serving her family, including her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who affectionally called her “Nana.” Marti was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, John Kivett; sisters Roberta Hiles and Betty Oliphant and brother Roland Hiles. She is survived by her two children: John Kivett, Jr. and his wife Patti, of Plainfield; Jane Greer and her husband, Mike, of Carmel. She leaves behind her grandchildren: Laura (and husband, Scott) Andrews, Brian Greer, John Kivett, III, Elizabeth (and husband, Josh) Simpson, Lindsay (and husband, Keegan) Sussman, and David Greer; and six great-grandchildren: Parker, Coen and Jackson Andrews, Aedda and Dwaine Simpson, and Theo Sussman. Also surviving are many other family members and dear friends to cherish her memory.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 8, 2021 at 1 p.m. in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield with Mike Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to service time in the funeral home. The services will be live streamed on the Hall-Baker Facebook page.
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