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Martha Rebecca Burnell

December 30, 2020

Martha Rebecca Burnell, 66, of Tyrone PA passed away peacefully on December 23, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville PA.  She was born April 17, 1954 in Waterville ME the daughter of the late Reverend Thomas and Margueritte Holman Powell. 

She graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn ME.

She was employed as a data operator for AccuWeather, retiring in 2019.  After her retirement, she loved being a trip escort for Fullington Trailways.

Martha was a member of Bald Eagle Baptist Church in Port Matilda PA.

 Martha’s faith and her family were the foundation of her life and she will be warmly remembered for her desire to live out her faith.   She also enjoyed traveling, auctions, collecting teapots and photography.

She is also survived by one son, Randall Burnell and his wife, Suzanna of Tyrone PA and one daughter, Bethany Hamer and her husband Robert of Norway ME.  Also surviving are five grandchildren; Justin Johnson, Zachary Johnson, William Burnell, Robert Hamer III and Zadie Burnell and one great-granddaughter, Hayli Johnson.  She is also survived by four brothers:  Andrew Powell, Sr., John Powell, Sr., David Powell and Timothy Powell and two sisters, Rachel Greenwald and Lydia Hester as well as numerous nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by one sister, Naomi Sylvester.

A Celebration of Martha’s life will be held Saturday, January 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Bald Eagle Baptist Church Port Matilda PA.  Friends will be received from 9:00 AM until the time of service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pregnancy Resource Center 423 South Pugh Street State College PA  16801 or online at www.scprc.com. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W. Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821. 

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