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Jeannette Sheila Martin, 55 – Known for the Party in the Yard

Jeannette Sheila Martin, 55, of New Philadelphia, passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at her home.

Born in Pottsville, on January 29, 1965, she was the daughter of the late John D. Powell and Veronica (Grayouskie) Powell, who survives her in New Philadelphia.

Jeanette was a graduate of Saint Clair High School, Class of 1982. She worked as a Home Health Aide for Pathways in Pottsville. Jeanette was an amazing cook, working at many restaurants and bars. She was a member of the Buckhorn women’s pool team, a member of the St. Clair Fish and Game, and she was known for the “Party in the Yard”.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her aunt Agnes Greyousky

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In addition to her mother, Jeanette is survived by her husband of 29 years, George T. Martin; her three children: David, Chelsea, and step-son David Crochunis and his wife Tanya; eight grandchildren: Levon, Dawson, Micaela, Aedan, Owen, Ethan, Torren, and Aaron; three siblings: Gail Joy and her husband Daniel, William Powell and her companion Carol, and Renee Gibas; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside Service and interment was held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Saint Clair with Pastor Jack Murray officiating.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to

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