Martha Chiotti died March 20. She was 100.
Mrs. Chiotti was born March 11, 1913, in Hillsboro, to Arthur and Dinah (Peters) Spiesschaert. She was raised on the family farm in Cornelius and attended public school. She married Ambrose Chiotti in 1940 in Cornelius, and they lived in Hillsboro. She worked as a sales clerk for Sprouse Ritz, retiring in 1977.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five siblings and a granddaughter. She is survived by her husband Ambrose "Ham;” four children and their spouses; Ronald and Gayle Chiotti, Brea, Calif.; Stanley and Lynn Chiotti, St Helens; Diane Munden, Hillsboro; Charles and Sue Chiotti, Hillsboro; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at St. Matthew Church in Hillsboro, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Memorial donations can be made to St. Matthew Church.