Mary E. Justice, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, January 13, 2023, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville, PA.
She was born January 25, 1937, in Rossiter, daughter of the late Alice (McFarland) and Edward Elbel.
On January 5, 1957, she married Gerald C. Justice. He preceded her in death on November 23, 2010.
Mary attended the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church.
She was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School. Mary enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, cooking, spending time with her family, taking painting classes and painting, watching the Food Network, cross country skiing, hiking, camping, reading and flower gardening.
Mary was a former volunteer helper with Cub Scouts and the 4H.
She worked for Sylvania and later as a cafeteria worker beginning at Mapleview School and then retired from the former Junior High School.
She is survived by two children, son Keith Justice and wife Diane of Strattanville, PA, and daughter Kathy Geer and husband Kevin of Punxsutawney; four grandchildren, Corry Geer, Tyler Geer, Seth Justice, and Ethan Justice; three great-grandchildren, Gracilyn, Hayden, and Brock Justice; three brothers, George Elbel of Elba, NY, Jay Elbel of Rossiter and Bill Elbel of Houston, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn, Emery, and Eugene Elbel.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the funeral home with Reverend Glenn McQuown officiating.
Interment will be in Zion Cemetery, Porter Township, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mrs. Justice, to the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Spring Road, Oliveburg, PA 15764.