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
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,
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
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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