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Sheldon , Mary M. 75

Allegheny Township

Mary Martha "Ma" Sheldon, 75, of Allegheny Township, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008. She was born June 14, 1932, in Ebensburg, daughter of the late Clement W. and Anna Grasser Miller. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Sheldon Jr., on Dec. 15, 1984; a daughter, Helen Mary Sheldon, in infancy; another daughter at birth; great-grandson, Vyncent Jaymes Garcia; and her brother, Paul Miller Sr. Mrs. Sheldon was a social member of the Braeburn Fire Department and the American Legion 347 Auxiliary of New Kensington, and enjoyed raising roses and gardenias, fishing, camping and bowling. She was the loving mother of John H. (Dorothy) Sheldon, of Vandergrift, Keith W. (Betsy) Sheldon, of Allison Park, and Kevin W. Sheldon, with whom she lived for the past 10 years in Allegheny Township; stepmother of Betty Kay (Dennis) Echard, of Wenatchee, Wash.; and admired grandmother of Tammy Coffman, Kurtis (Prisilla) Sheldon, Lori Sheldon, Justin Sheldon, Samantha Boden, Michael Zelhart, Maggie (Rev. Jason) Lattin and Jannette (Travis) Schrowe. Mrs. Sheldon also had eight stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. She was cherished by her siblings, Clara Kozak, of Schellsburg, Ruth (Martin) Burke, of Johnstown, and Carl (Diane) Miller, of Martinsville, Ind. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m. Friday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 724-335-1234, 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. The Rev. Jason Lattin, Mrs. Sheldon's granddaughter's husband, will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hendrick Union Cemetery in Johnstown. Online condolences can be left at


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