Martha Brown White, 90 years young, was born March 29th, 1930 on a farm in Granville Center, PA; daughter of John Sanford and Vivian (Duart) Brown. Married Robert White of Snedekerville, PA Nov. 1, 1947. She died at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA Friday, September 11, 2020
Martha graduated from Troy High School in 1947 and Bradford County Area Vo-Tech Adult Education Class in 1983 as a nursing assistant. Co-owned and helped operate the White Ridge Farm with her husband, in Snedekerville from 1963 to 1979 which they retired from and sold in 1993. They moved to Troy PA where they belonged to the Troy First Presbyterian Church. Martha was a member for 73 years and served as a Deacon.
She was active in many farm organizations including serving as director on a five-county board for the Northern Tier Penn State Cooperative Extension Service. She served on the National Rural Electric Women’s Task Force.
She was a 71-year member of Troy (now Towanda) Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and has held various offices. Member of Harrisburg Chapter, NSDAR, past member of Elmira Cashmere Grottoettes; and past director in the Bradford County Republican Women’s Council.
She served as Majority Inspector and clerk on the Columbia Township Board of Elections for many years. Martha loved her flowers, reading, traveling and being near her family and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and Bob saw 46 States including Alaska and Hawaii.
Martha is survived by loving daughters, Deborah (Alvin) Hershey, Elizabethtown, PA and Carol Ann White, Horseheads, NY; Grandchildren: Jeffery (Rob Jackson) Carroll, Plano, TX; Lori (George) Bennett, Elmira, NY; step-grandson, Trevor (Linda Lee) Hershey, Lancaster, PA; step-granddaughter, Laurel Martin, Baltimore, MD; great grandchildren : Jared and Abigail Bennett; Jack, Sam and Eleanor Hershey, Kali and Hannah Martin, sister; Loretta Gustin, brother; Delbert Brown, brother-in-law; Richard Thomas, son in law; Robert Carroll, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and honorary grandson, Ryan Donnelly.
Martha was predeceased by husband; Robert White in 1998, a daughter; Barbara Carroll in 1986 and a sister; Virginia Thomas in 2013. Martha and Bob celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 1997 with a party at The Wheel Inn and a trip to Alaska.
The family will receive friends at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton, PA. Sept. 25, from 10:00-11:00 am. Please abide by wearing masks and social distancing while attending. Memorial service and burial at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA will be private. The family will provide flowers, however donations may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886 or Masonic Village-Elizabethtown, PA, One Masonic Dr. Elizabethtown, PA in her memory.
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