January 31, 1942 - December 15, 2020
Martha R. Blanding, the fourth child of the late John Blanding and Susan (Clea) Blanding, was born Saturday, January 31, 1942, in Steelton, PA. Martha received her formal education in the Steelton School District and the Harrisburg School District where she graduated from the former John Harris High School, Class of 1962. Martha retired from Tyco Electronics Corp. A longtime member of The First Baptist Church of Steelton, she served as past president of the Usher Ministry, past president of the former Progressive Women’s Ministry and with the Choir Ministry. “Diva Extraordinaire,” Martha loved the latest fashions and wore her title with distinction. She was kind, generous, opinionated, feisty, and she didn’t mind telling you what she thought, like it or not. A great conversationalist, especially on the telephone, Martha was “in-the-know” and loved hearing the latest scoop. She enjoyed reading, traveling and watching old-classic TV shows to include “Gunsmoke,” “Little House on the Prairie,” and “Matlock.” On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Martha passed from labor to reward joining in eternal life her parents, her sisters, E. Louise Slade and Helena Kendrick; brother, James Blanding who passed away in infancy; and nephew, James Kendrick Jr. She leaves to cherish many special and loving memories her sister, Shirley Wallace and her husband Charles Sr.; niece, Vivi Kendrick; nephew, Charles Wallace Jr. and his wife Tracie; two great-nephews, Jerrell Blaine and Myles Wallace; uncle, Willie Blanding; many cousins, extended family and dear friends. PRIVATE SERVICE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLICK ON THE SHARE A MEMORY TAB TO POST VIDEOS, SHARE MEMORIES, CONDOLENCES, REFLECTIONS OR SIMPLY YOUR NAME ALLOWING THE FAMILY TO KNOW YOU ARE THINKING OF THEM. ON-LINE STREAMING OF SERVICE. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS & VIDEOS TAB OR MEDIA TAB (MOBILE) AND TRIBUTE WEBCAST TO VIEW.
Martha R. Blanding, the fourth child of the late John Blanding and Susan (Clea) Blanding, was born Saturday, January 31, 1942, in Steelton, PA. Martha received her formal education in the Steelton School District and the Harrisburg School District... View Obituary & Service Information
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