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Martha Jean (Stewart) Speer

Born: Sun., Oct. 6, 1957
Died: Sat., Jul. 10, 2021


Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Jul. 31, 2021
Location: North Street Christian Church


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Martha Jean Speer, ae 63, of Slippery Rock, a SRAHS graduate, and formerly of Harrisville passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 10, 2021 at her residence.

Martha was born October 6, 1957 in Grove City, PA.  She was the daughter of the late William C. Stewart and late Sara E. Sutherland Stewart.  

Martha was a member of the North Street Christian Church in Butler. She had been a dispatcher for the Grove City Police Department, a volunteer fire fighter and EMS for the Harrisville Fire Department. She also worked at several different operating centers for Schneider National Carriers in Ohio, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.  Martha also treasured traveling with her Uncle Francis Sutherland showing his very rare 1938 Minneapolis- Moline.  They together shared many good times, made many dear friends that she remained in contact with even after his passing.  Martha loved music and at the age of 14 started to play piano for the Forestville Methodist Church. When she moved with her employment, she continued to play for churches wherever she lived.  This included Steubenville, OH, Memphis, TN, Mechanicsburg, PA and back home to the Harrisville Methodist Church where she retired from her musical services.  She loved music of all kinds, but really enjoyed listening to, singing and going to Contemporary Christian Music concerts the most.

Martha is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Speer; her sister, Marilyn Sue Kay of Grove City and Ken’s son, Jeffrey Speer and his wife, Bethany, of Harrisville.

Martha was preceded in death by her sister, Jane Louise Stewart.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday July 31, 2021 at the North Street Christian Church 266 W. North Street Butler PA 16001 with Pastor Joseph Klutinoty officiating.

Burial will be private.

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Betty Lou Ivell
   Posted Thu July 15, 2021
My heart goes out to Martha's family at this time. I am so very sorry!

Norma Ralston Link
   Posted Thu July 15, 2021
Deepest Sympathy - I worked with Martha back in 1979 at OPM Investigations at the Boyers Iron Mountain facility.

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