Mary Louise (Stewart) Emanuel

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Mary Louise (Stewart) Emanuel, age 86 of North Huntingdon, went home to Heaven on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born October 3, 1930, to the late Raymond Stewart and Irene (Saunders) Stewart. Born and raised in Wilkinsburg, she was one of seven children. In 1949, she married her teenage sweetheart Reese Emrys Emanuel, and together they raised three daughters. Mary spent many years working as a secretary near her home in Export. After retiring, she and her husband moved to North Carolina were they enjoyed the sunshine, square dancing and spending time with close friends. They eventually returned home to Pennsylvania and have spent the last several years with their children and grandchildren. Mary was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Circleville United Methodist Church.

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

Originally published May 17, 2017.

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