She was a talented seamstress, a loving wife and mother, and was famous for her homemade pies. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years Reese Emanuel; daughter Mary Lou Broadwater; son-in-law Daniel Broadwater; five sisters and a brother. She is survived by her adoring daughters Bonnie (Richard) Rich of Greensburg and Barbara (Raymond) Baston of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Alan Rich, Nicole (Nicholas) Baston-Balzer, Kimberly Baston, Kent Broadwater and Ryan Broadwater; sister-in-law Hazel Brinton of Level Green and Ethel Gates of Fort Collins, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews to whom she became a second mother. Mary will always be remembered as a loving, kind and very special woman and she will live forever in our hearts. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather at 11 a.m. Friday for a funeral service with Rev. Ray Lyon officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Circleville United Methodist Church, 11600 Parkway Drive, Irwin, PA 15642. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Originally published May 17, 2017.