Martha A. Schwab, age 85, of Painted Post, formerly of Spokane, Washington, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was on born July 6, 1932 in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Paul E. and Carolyn E. (Hayden) Schwab.
Martha was a member First Congregational United Church of Christ. She began her career as a school teacher in Kentucky and later taught in Florida, California, and Washington State.
She is survived by her siblings, Caroline Bissmeyer of Painted Post, Dr. Jim Schwab of Metropolis, Illinois, and Mary Jo Moseley of Lady Lake, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by her brother, Paul Schwab.
It was Martha's wish that there be no visitation hours. A memorial service to celebrate Martha’s life will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00am at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 171 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, New York with Rev. Marraine Kettell officiating.
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