Martha J. (Scharrer) Ritz

June 10, 1926 ~ May 26, 2019 (age 92)


MARTHA J. RITZ, 92, passed away Sunday May 26, 2019 at the Historic Villages of Silvercrest. She was the former Martha J. Scharrer and was born in New Albany. Martha was a member of Central Christian Church where she served as the church organist for over 38 years.  She was a 50 year member of the Tri Kappa Sorority, a 50 year member of the Jenny Gebhart Hedden Music Study Club, a 40 year associate member of Amaranth, a member of the Herb Society, the Washington C. Depauw United Charities and had been active at one time with the Clark/Floyd Tourism Bureau.   She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years: Robert L. Ritz and her parents: William and Lucy Hazel Scharrer.

Survivors include:

            2 Sons: Bob Ritz(Wanda) and John Ritz(Lynn),

            1 daughter: Jane Adams(Kenny),

            6 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Martha’s life will be held at 10:30 AM Friday May 31, 2019 at Central Christian Church(1315 E. Spring St.) with burial in SCI-Graceland Memorial Park.  Visitation will be at the Market Street Chapel of Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes(1119 E. Market St.) from 12 Noon – 8 PM Thursday and from 9:30-10:30 AM Friday at Central Christian Church before the service.

Memorial Contributions may be given to: Central Christian Church or the Washington C. Depauw United Charities.  

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May 30, 2019

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Naville & Seabrook
1119 Market St.
New Albany, IN 47150

Celebration of Life
May 31, 2019

10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Central Christian Church( (SCI - Graceland Memorial Park)

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