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Of Marietta, Georgia died in the early morning of Wednesday, June 20, 2018, surrounded by her family in a Marietta hospice facility. She was the daughter of the late Frank Peter and Ruth Selma (Stanley) Schomaker. She resided for many years in the East McKeesport area, near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, attending East McKeesport High School, and graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Summa Cum Laude. Martha taught in the Edgewood PA public schools, before moving to Marietta, then resumed her teaching career, in the Cobb County School System (Murdock Elementary). While there, she was proclaimed Teacher of the Year (1994) and later retired (May 2002). She was an active member of the John Knox Presbyterian Church for many years, and enjoyed time with her family, several civic and sorority organizations, such as the local Red Hat Society, and providing support to Animal Rights groups. Martha is survived by her children Stephen L. Hoofnagle, Kurt A. Hoofnagle, and Jennifer Hoofnagle (all residents of GA); five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her sister Ruth Carol Wolf, of western PA. Services provided by H.M. PATTERSON & SON-CANTON HILL CHAPEL, Marietta, GA,  770-977-9485.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 13, 2018
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