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Martha J. (Totten) McCrillis
March 1, 1931 ~ September 4, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Martha J. McCrillis, formerly of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully in her sleep on September 4th, 2023, at Juniper Village at Meadville, Pennsylvania, of natural causes. She was 92 years old.
Mrs. McCrillis was born on March 1st, 1931, in Brookfield, Ohio, the youngest of 3 children born to Charles A. and Vida L. (Weller) Totten. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, to establish the Totten Guernsey Dairy Farm. She graduated from Sharpsville High School in May of 1950. In March 1952, she entered active service with the US Navy, and honorably served stateside during the Korean War, at US Naval Air Stations in Seattle, Washington and Corpus Christi, Texas.
She married Harold George McCrillis on May 4th, 1954, in Corpus Christi, Texas. At the time of their marriage both were serving in the US Navy. She left the service shortly after her marriage, and was awarded the National Defense Ribbon.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed by a number of Shenango Valley employers, to include El Toro Plastics, The Old Express LTD, Nugent Community Care Retirement Community, and Clepper Manor.
At the time of her death, she was residing at Juniper Village at Meadville, Pennsylvania. There she enjoyed a warm relationship with staff members and fellow residents.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold George “Mac” McCrillis, then age 63, in 1990; her parents, Charles Arnold Totten, and Vida Lucille Weller Totten, both of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania; a brother, Clifford Levi “Bud” Totten (Esther Totten); and a sister, Louise Rae Totten Everett (Collin Everett) of San Diego, California.
Surviving her are her children, Linda E. McCrillis (M. Richard Chovan), of New Brighton, Pennsylvania; Sandra L. Spohn, of Farrell, Pennsylvania; H. Lee McCrillis (Dr. Lynne A. Perfillio McCrillis), of Greenville, Pennsylvania; and James P. McCrillis (Lora Herrmann McCrillis) of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. Her grandchildren are Matthew D. Spohn, James P. McCrillis, II (Brittany Bates McCrillis); Michael R. Chovan, Jr. (Chelsi Clark Chovan), Abby Lynne McCrillis Rader (Christopher Rader), Justin L. McCrillis and Dr. Lauren E. McCrillis (Edward ‘Ted’ Hozza), in addition to six great grandchildren.
Friends may call Friday September 8th, 2023 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148.
Funeral services will be held Friday September 8th, 2023 at 1:00 pm in the SHERMAN Funeral Home.
Burial will take place in Hillcrest Cemetery Hermitage, PA.
Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory