Martha Blakeslee Searfoss

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Martha Blakeslee Searfoss, born May 12, 1944, passed peacefully into rest Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

Martha was the daughter of the late Ernest Blakeslee and Martha Bempkins Blakeslee of Buck Twp.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Barry Dale Searfoss, and her beloved daughter, Ellen Marie Searfoss.

She is survived by her son, Ernest Floyd Searfoss and daughter-in-law, Debra Kravich Searfoss, Buck Twp.; daughter, Emily Searfoss, Florida; and her grandsons, Shane Edwin, Justin Joseph and John Barry. She is also survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Carol Newman and husband, Peter Quinn.

Martha was a graduate of Tobyhanna High School, Class of 1961.

She was a member of Beaumont Free Methodist Church, where she played piano and taught Sunday school for years.

Martha was a devoted wife and mother. She found the greatest joy in life cooking a large meal and enjoying the meal with family and friends.

Martha always had a listening ear to those in need and a great outlook on life. She often reminded us all to "keep on the sunny side."

Martha loved the ocean and visiting her daughter, Emily, in Florida. Sitting on the patio watching the waves and drinking a cup of tea brought her contentment and joy.

Martha worked for more than 30 years at the Journal Herald in White Haven.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 403 Berwick St., White Haven.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9:15 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. -- White Haven - White Haven
403 Berwick Street Route 940
White Haven, PA 18661
(570) 301-6931
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 14, 2017