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Martha E. Sutter

November 9, 1930 ~ March 26, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Martha E. Sutter, 92, of Rosssiter, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Mulberry Square Elder Care.

She was born in Punxsutawney on November 9, 1930, a daughter of the late Daniel Guidash and Lydia (Sylvia) Guidash. Her parents were Hungarian immigrants whom she adored. Martha later helped them with their English speaking and U.S. citizenship.

On ___, she married Virgil Marvin Sutter.  He preceded her in death in 1974.

Martha was a member of the former Presbyterian Church in Rossiter.

Mrs. Sutter worked at the Shoe Factory, making shoe boxes for many years.  Her children fondly recall her as a Hardworker, both at work and at home.

She enjoyed sewing and making doll clothes, crafts and creating flower arrangements.  She decorated her home, both inside and out for every season of the year. Collecting porcelain dolls was a favorite hobby, all her dolls had a chore and were decorated appropriately for their job.

In her younger years, Martha loved to go to square dances with her husband, and also enjoyed singing with her kids.

She is survived by five children, Arlene J. “Cookie” Long of Rossiter, Kathy J. Yoder of Rossiter, Cindy L. Seger and Dave Brooks of Rossiter, Kerry L. Sutter and wife Cindy of Anita and Timothy R. Sutter and wife Jennifer of Indiana; twelve grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Martha was the last member of her immediate family, she is preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings, Julius Guidash, George Guidash, Mike Guidash, Frank Guidash, Steve Guidash, Margaret Evans, Lydia Guidash, Helen Lapierre and Betty Berry; one grandson, Martin Yoder; three son inlaws, Kenneth Long, Martin Yoder and Ronald Seger.

Friends will be received from noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Nancy Basile.

Interment will follow at Pine Cemetery, Canoe Township, Indiana County.

Memorial donations may be made in Martha’s memory to the Disabled Veterans.

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