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Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

182 W High St, Waynesburg, PA

OBITUARY

Martha Jean Herrod

September 13, 1930February 6, 2020

Martha Jean Herrod age 89 of Sycamore passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home in Waynesburg.

She was born September 13, 1930 at Sycamore, a daughter of the late Russell B. and Gwendola Penn Pettit.

On May 3, 1952 she married Jack E. Herrod Sr., who passed away March 27, 2008.

Mrs. Herrod had worked in the housekeeping department at Waynesburg University.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Waynesurg for many years. She had attended the Swarts Methodist Church.

She enjoyed taking care of her home and family, canning, and baking. She also enjoyed crocheting and needlework, and solving crossword puzzles.

Surviving are two sons, Jack E. Herrod Jr. (Tami) of Sycamore and James E. Herrod (Teresa) of Sycamore; five grandchildren, Ryan, Reba, Austin, Brittniy, and Katie; one great-grandson, Everett; one sister, Louise Gallagher of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Kenneth Pettit and Howard B. Pettit predeceased her.

Friends will be received 2 pm to 6 pm, Sunday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 10, 2020 with Rev. David Earnest officiating followed by burial in Bethlehem Cemetery at Ruff Creek.

  • FAMILY

  • Russell B. Pettit, Father (deceased)
  • Gwendola Penn Pettit, Mother (deceased)
  • Jack E. Herrod Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Jack E. Herrod Jr. (Tami), Son
  • James E. Herrod (Teresa), Son
  • Louise Gallagher, Sister
  • Kenneth Pettit, Brother (deceased)
  • Howard B. Pettit, Brother (deceased)
  • Also surviving are five grandchildren, Ryan, Reba, Austin, Brittniy, and Katie; one great-grandson, Everett;and several nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Larry Pettit
  • Franklin Pettit
  • Austin Herrod
  • Dylan Rhodes
  • Scott Ware
  • Randy Pettit

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020

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Kim Mankey

February 10, 2020

Bless your family at this time. Jeanie was a great babysitter and cool mom to Jim and Jack. Fond memories! Take care of each other, Kim Mankey

Jennifer Pettit

February 8, 2020

Our sympathies to the family. I got to meet Aunt Jeannie once, for her birthday, before Matt and I got married. She was a quiet and sweet lady.
Sending our thoughts and prayers, Matthew and Jennifer Pettit.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Martha Jean Herrod age 89 of Sycamore passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home in Waynesburg.
She was born September 13, 1930 at Sycamore, a daughter of the late Russell B. and Gwendola Penn Pettit.
On May 3, 1952 she married Jack E. Herrod Sr., who passed away March 27, 2008.
Mrs. Herrod had worked in the housekeeping department at Waynesburg University.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Waynesurg for many years. She had attended the Swarts Methodist Church.
She enjoyed taking care of her home and family, canning, and baking. She also enjoyed crocheting and needlework, and solving crossword puzzles.
Surviving are two sons, Jack E. Herrod Jr. (Tami) of Sycamore and James E. Herrod (Teresa) of Sycamore; 5 grandchildren, Ryan, Reba, Austin, Brittniy, and Katie; one great-grandson, Everett; one sister, Louise Gallagher of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Kenneth Pettit and Howard B. Pettit predeceased her.