Patricia L. Martin Gettysburg, 75
Patricia L. Martin, 75, Gettysburg, died Saturday, August 3, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous five-year battle of colon cancer.
She was born December 18, 1937, in Cear Ridge, the daughter of the late Melvin F. and Dorothy (Henry) Keebaugh.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Gettysburg.
She was a 1956 graduate of Biglerville High School. For more than 30 years she was employed at the Gettysburg Times, first working in the binding department, later as a linotype operator and then finished her career as supervisor of the commercial printing department and also the mailroom. While her children were young, she was a Cub Scout den mother and was also active with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed life to its fullest, including flower gardening, an avid birdwatcher and her vacationing at the beach with her family, but most of all she loved her last year of life with her great-grandson, “K.J.”
In addition to her husband of 32 years, Bernie Martin, she is survived by two children: Trudy K. McDannell and her husband, David W., Gettysburg; Kenneth W. Miller Jr. and his companion Barbara Pitzer of Biglerville; three stepchildren: Dr. Debra Martin-Pena and her husband, Michael, of Fresno, Calif.; Brenda Miller and her husband Joe “ Foot” Miller of Fairfield; Douglas A. Martin and his wife, Jackie, of Littlestown; one granddaughter,
Lori Ann Miller of Biglerville; three step-grandchildren: Lauren Martin of Gettysburg; Trei Jackson of Littlestown; Whitney Jackson of Littlestown; a greatgrandson, Kenneth “KJ” Miller of Biglerville; two brothers and four sisters: Dolores Mills of Chambersburg; Larry Keebaugh of Hancock; Douglas Keebaugh of Mc- Connellsburg; Darlene Helman of Fayetteville; Cheryl Alleman of Fayetteville; Debbie Seville of Mercersburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Mark E. Keebaugh.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, August 9, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Gettysburg. Fr. Bernardo Pestone will be the celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery. There will be a viewing at Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg on Thursday, August 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church, Building Fund, 455 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.