HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Martha Shadley of Hermitage passed away at 11:40 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2019, in St. Paul’s Home, Greenville. She was 88.
Mrs. Shadley was born December 3, 1930, in Hickory Township, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Kmet) Kosty.
She was a lifelong area resident and a 1948 graduate of Hickory High School.
Her husband, Joseph E. Shadley, whom she married October 24, 1953, passed away December 27, 1983.
She was employed as a legal secretary after raising her children.
A homemaker, Martha was a longtime member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.
She was an accomplished seamstress and cook, enjoyed crocheting and was a voracious reader.
Surviving are a daughter, Lori Shadley of Orlando, Florida; a son, Gregory Shadley of Washington, D.C.; one grandson, Kyle Shadley-White and his wife, Sarah, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two great-grandsons, Cole White and Evan White; a sister-in-law, Kathy Kosty of West Middlesex and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by a brother, John Kosty and three sisters, Ann Kimball, Olga Brenick and Irene Vasil.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the American Brain Tumor Association (abta.org) or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
There are no calling hours.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2019, in the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, with The Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, E.V., pastor, as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.