Martha L. Piehowicz, 81 of St. Clairsville, Ohio passed away on July 11, 2018 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV.
The daughter of the late Louis and Bessie (Smoyer) Ruthers She was born January 4, 1937 in Wheeling, WV.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Betty Radcliffe, brothers, Richard, William, James and John Ruthers and a great-grandson, Everett Flor.
Martha is survived by her husband of 62 wonderful years, John A. Piehowicz, her children; Jody (Wood) Lovell of Highlands NC, Gigi (late Dennis) Zaccagnini of St. Clairsville, OH, Jan (Trent) Arnold of Crawford, GA and Dr. John (Caroline) Piehowicz of Cincinnati, OH.
In addition she is survived by her grandchildren, Andy (Amy) Flor, Alyson (Dr. Justin) Scheidler, Lucki (Drew Brown) Malloy, Michael and McKyle Malloy, John Piehowicz III, Joseph Piehowicz, Wood (Sarah) Lovell II and Will (Suzannah) Lovell as well as her great-grandchildren; Elliott and Charlotte Flor, Sawyer Scheidler, Brayli Brown, Skyler and Chance Malloy, Wood Lovell III, Witt Lovell and Francey, Kit and Bliss Lovell.
She is also survived by her sisters Ruth (late Bill) Finsley, Mary (late Victor) Patterson, Josephine (late Calvin) Taggart and Sara (Ron) Dillon, along with her brothers, Tom (Joyce) Ruthers and David (Linda) Ruthers, a brother-in-law Tony (Judy) Piehowicz and sister-in-law, Joanne (David) Boiarski along with many beloved nieces and nephews.
Martha was Past President of the Bellaire Child Guidance Club and a proud member of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. Martha graduated from Warwood H.S. and was a Catholic by faith. She managed the Spiegel’s Store in Bellaire, OH prior to becoming Spiegel’s Regional Manager.
She was also a Realtor with Prudential Real Estate for many years and was the Past Director of Hondras Real Estate Academy of Columbus. OH. A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.
Memorial contributions are being asked, per her wishes to benefit the non-profit Shaw Equine and Therapeutic Center by going to “TMCFunding.com” or at Shaw Equine and Therapeutic Center, 47002 Watson Road, St.Clairsville, Ohio 43950.
The center provides Equine assisted activities to children and individuals whom are challenged with mental, physical, emotional, social and sensory disabilities.
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