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Mary Margarette Hemmis

May 23, 1921 ~ January 18, 2020 (age 98)


Mary Margarette Hemmis, 98, formerly of Belshazzer Road, Brookville passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at UPMC Chautaugua in Jamestown, New York.

She was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on May 23, 1921 a daughter of the late Henry Jasper Plotner and Birdie Irene (Swigert) Plotner.

On December 25, 1935, at the age of fourteen, she married her sweetheart, James Garfield Hemmis.  Together they had fifty-one years of marriage, before James passed away in 1986.

Mrs. Hemmis once owned the diner in Summerville, the place where many workers from the brick plant enjoyed a great lunch she had prepared daily.  Mary also worked at Plyler’s Pizza Shop in Brookville where she did all the cooking from scratch and was known for her pies.

Mary was kind and loving and never knew a stranger. Everyone she met was welcomed by her and she made them feel as though she had known them forever.  Even in her late years, she had a beautiful glowing spirit about her that exuded love and kindness to all.

She is survived by four children, William Jasper Hemmis of Corpus Christi, Texas, Birdie Mae Crandall of Jamestown, New York, Betty LaRue (Dennis) Sloan of Lake Wales, Florida and James Leroy (Daune) Hemmis of Brockton, New York; sixteen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren, twenty four great great grandchildren, two great great great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband James, three grandchildren, Shirley, Ronald and James Hemmis; two great grandchildren, one great great grandchild.

Friends will be received from 2p.m. to 6 p.m.  Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney, and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at Ramsaytown United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. at the church, officiated by Pastor Don Brauer.

Interment will follow at Ramsaytown Cemetery, Jefferson County.



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January 23, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc

Funeral Service
January 24, 2020

1:00 PM
Ramsaytown United Methodist Church

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