Martha Belle McBroom, 97, of Rochester, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Passavant Retirement Community, Zelienople, PA. She was born July 7, 1923, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Gust L. and Irene (Shrum) Stemmler. Prior to retirement Martha and her husband owned and operated the All County Realty Company. She was a member of St. Cecelia’s Roman Catholic Church in Rochester. Martha enjoyed sports, being a former women’s softball player, cooking, baking, entertaining, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Martha is preceded in death by her husband Robert W. McBroom on March 3, 2003, one brother Leroy Stemmler, and one son-in-law Robert W. Lewis Jr.. Martha is survived by her four children M. Jane Lewis of Rochester, PA, Scott McBroom of Ligonier, William McBroom and wife Connie of Bryan, TX, and Jeffrey McBroom and wife Diane of San Antonio, TX; one brother Wilbur Stemmler of Pittsburgh; two sisters Loretta McBroom of Denver, CO and Jane Dornhaurer and husband Ralph of Irwin, 10 grandchildren; 10great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held 11:30AM Friday November 20, 2020 at the St. Joseph Cemetery with the Reverend Salvatore R. Lamendola as officiant. The family has entrusted the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry 724-694-8331 with the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Benevolent Care Fund at Passavant Retirement Community through www.lutheranseniorlife.org or to Lutheran Senior Life Foundation 105 Burgess Dr. Zelienople, PA 16063 or the Alzheimer’s Association PO Box 96011 Washington DC 20090-6011
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