Martha  Shadley


Martha Shadley, 88, of Hermitage, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in St. Paul's Home, Greenville.
Mrs. Shadley was born Dec. 3, 1930, in Hickory Township, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Kmet) Kosty. She was a lifelong area resident and a 1948 graduate of Hickory High School.
Her husband, Joseph E. Shadley, whom she married Oct. 24, 1953, passed away Dec. 27, 1983.
She was employed as a legal secretary after raising her children. A homemaker, Martha was a longtime member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.
She was an accomplished seamstress and cook, enjoyed crocheting and was a voracious reader.
Surviving are: a daughter, Lori Shadley, of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Gregory Shadley, of Washington, D.C.; one grandson, Kyle Shadley-White and his wife Sarah, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two great-grandsons, Cole White and Evan White; a sister-in-law, Kathy Kosty, of West Middlesex; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by a brother, John Kosty; and three sisters, Ann Kimball, Olga Brenick and Irene Vasil.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the American Brain Tumor Association (; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Martha, 88, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: None.
Funeral Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Friday (8-16-19) in the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, with The Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, E.V., pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
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Published on August 14, 2019
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Shelly Ann Kosty
Aug 15, 2019
Aunt Martha was a very special women. She was very kindhearted, loving and sweet. She always remembered my birthday as I know, because she always sent me a birthday card. Aunt Martha reminded me of my Father, John Kosty. God Bless you Aunt Martha and I love you!! You will be greatly missed! Gone now in Peace to join her family.