Marietta (Getz) Woomer
Marietta (Getz) Woomer, 96, a guest at Arbutus Park Retirement Community, Johnstown, died Tuesday at Arbutus Park.
She was born in Tyrone, daughter of Alfred and Blanche (Colabine) Getz.
Surviving are two sons: James A. Jr. and wife, Muriel, of Hollidaysburg and the Rev. Dr. D. Darrell and wife, Audrey, of Palmyra; five grandchildren: Rebecca McGee and husband, Mark, James A. Woomer III, Katherine Ozio and husband, Matthew, David Woomer and Laura Woomer; and three great-grandchildren: Noelle Ozio, Olivia Ozio and Emerson Woomer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Dr. James A. Woomer Sr.; and a son, Mark E.
Marietta was a 1935 graduate of Tyrone Area High School. Along with her husband, she served in the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church and the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. After 45 years of service, they retired in 1979, moved to North Naples, Fla., and joined the North Naples United Methodist Church, where the Rev. Woomer became the visitation minister for 20 years.
Marietta became active in the church women’s group and in the Naples Park Area Association. She joined a sewing group and became interested in needlework. During the next several years, she embroidered many tablecloths and bedspreads as well as many counted cross-stitch pictures. She gave them to family and friends.
There will be no public viewing, but the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the funeral home, the Rev. Norman E. Huff presiding. Private interment will be made at Bald Eagle Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 207 Ottawa St., Johnstown, PA 15904.