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Kelly J. Martin

Kelly J. Martin, 58, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, April 29, 2024, at her home.

She was born March 4, 1966, in Beaver, PA, a daughter of Shirley (Herstine) Howell, who survives, and the late Wayne Shaffer.

On September 12, 1998, she married Joel M. Martin, who survives.

Kelly attended the First Church of God in Punxsutawney. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Thiel College. Kelly enjoyed taking photos and photography. She took many seniors’ photos and worked for the Punxsutawney Spirit as their sports editor for many years and loved following all the sports events in the area. Kelly also enjoyed bowling, taking walks, going to the beach, and being around people. But most of all, Kelly loved her family.

After her career working for the Spirit. Kelly worked in Special Education for the Punxsutawney School District.

In addition to her husband and mother, Kelly is survived by a son, Alex Martin of Punxsutawney; in-laws Noel and Kathy Martin of Punxsutawney; three siblings, sister Debbie Hutman of Rochester, PA, brother Mike Shaffer and husband David of St. Petersburg, FL, and sister Christine Ludwig and husband Rodney of West Virginia; a brother-in-law Matthew Martin of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister Terrie Shaffer.