Loretta J. Marshall, 71, of Morrison Ave., Ellwood City (Wurtemburg Heights) died on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a ten month illness.
Born May 28, 1941 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Albert Don Pitts and the late Nellie Patterson Pitts Wehman. She was married for 48 years to John S. Marshall who survives.
Loretta retired in 2003 from the Ellwood City Hospital where she was a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room. She began her nursing career at Providence Hospital in Beaver Falls and also worked for Dr. Jack C.W. Brooks. She was an active member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. She was the former long time secretary of the Woman’s Society, Communion Steward, served on the Pastor Parish Committee and the Worship Committee. She was a member of the Wurtemburg-Perry VFD Ladies Auxiliary and the PA Nurse’s Assn. Loretta enjoyed bowling, camping, traveling, and herb gardening, She enjoyed golfing and belonged to the Delmar Thursday Woman’s Golf League. Her most cherished time was spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, John, survivors include a son, Scott (Tina) Marshall of Ellport; a daughter, Melissa (Ken) Ogorek of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Sherry Weigel of Perry Twp., Kandy (Matt) Mazula of SC; three brothers, Ted (Pam) Wehman of Perry Twp., Mike (Patty) Wehman of Ellwood City, Frank (Carol) Wehman of Perry Twp.; five grandchildren, Kelsey and Jacob Marshall and John, Lottie, and Elizabeth Ogorek.
She was preceded in death by two brothers Donald and Richard Pitts.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 26 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.
Funeral Services will be held at the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church on Saturday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Jean Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in the Wurtemburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church or the Ellwood City Public Library.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
My deepest sympathy to your whole family.
Sally(classmate of Providence)
to the marshall family,
I am so sorry on your loss, i will truly miss my friend . RIP “Retta” .
Our deepest sympathy. Loretta was a good person and she will be missed.
Scott, we are all very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Praxair Akron MB Team
Our love thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Anita, David, Sarah and Adam Gichie( England)
I didn’t know Loretta as personally as some other people, but never-the-less I did know her because she was (as I am) an active member of our church….A loss of any member is a loss to us all, you have my deepest sympathies….
John and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
The Carl Weisz Family
SO SORRY FOR YOU LOSS. LORETTA WAS A GREAT LADY AND I HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING WITH HER IN NURSES TRAINING FOR THREE YEARS AT PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. MARLENE MCCORMICK STODDARD
Betty and I send our deepest sympathy to the entire Marshall family.
Mr. Marshall – i was so sorry to hear of your loss.
We were unable to get to the funeral home, but know that you and your family are in our prayers.
She will be missed.
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was with me for the births of both of my boys and for my other surgeries. She was such a pleasant and comforting woman. I know you will miss her very much.
To the Marshall family, you have our deepest sympathy in the passing of Loretta..She was a dear sweet nurse & will be missed by all. Heaven has gained an angel..luv you Retta!