Martha Ann Dessell Babb (Obituary)

Martha is the mother of long time & active member Robert “Bob” Babb. Many will remember Bob & his wife Sylvia from various reunions.

Martha Ann Dessell Babb

Martha Ann Dessell Babb

June 3, 1933 – June 13, 2014



Martha Ann Dessell Babb, 81, of Cranberry passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 13, 2014 surrounded by her family. Born June 3, 1933, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Roy and Helen Bradley Dessell. On June 12, 1954 Martha married Richard Babb with whom she celebrated over 50 years of marriage before his passing in 2007. Martha was a loving mother and grandmother and caregiver to her husband until his passing. She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading and water aerobics at the YMCA. Martha is survived by six children Robert Babb and his wife Sylvia of Pittsburgh, Jeffrey Babb and his wife Vicki of Cranberry, Sally Dwyer and her husband David of Coatsville, Gary Babb and his wife Darla of Canfield OH, Marcie Wallace and her husband Brian of Pittsburgh, and Matthew Babb and his wife Jen of Easton CT. Also surviving are nine grandchildren Mark Babb, Ben Babb and his wife Leah, Ian Babb, Sarah Kulling and her husband Daniel, Daniel Dwyer, Joshua Dwyer, Helen Dwyer, Emily Wallace and Scott Wallace, and a sister Sally Love. Along with her parents and husband Martha was preceded in death by a brother Dale Dessell and a brother in law David Love. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Faith Lutheran Church, 1759 County Line Road, Venus. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church with the Rev. John Wood officiating. Interment will follow at St. Marks Cemetery in Kossuth. The McEntire-Weaver Funeral Home, 504 East Penn Ave., Knox is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to American Heart Association PO Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693, the National Kidney Foundation Finance Department 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016 or the charity of one’s choice. To view and share photos please click on the MEMORIES GALLERY.

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