Martha A. Sottiaux, 87, of Oil City, PA. , died at 3:05 P.M. Wednesday August 12, 2020 at Oakwood Heights in Oil City.
Born July 12, 1933 in Oil City, PA., she was the daughter of the late Anton & Myra Hirst Ulrich.
Martha was a graduate of Oil City High School.
She was married on June 3, 1950 in Winchester, VA. To James W. Sottiaux and he preceded her in death on August 18, 2009.
Mrs. Sottiaux was a homemaker for many years working 8 years at the Telephone Co. and at the age of 50 she received her nursing degree from Venango Campus.
She worked as a registered nurse at the Oil City Hospital and earned certification as a mental health nurse.
Martha & Jim were former members of the Hasson Heights Presbyterian Church.
She enjoyed sewing, reading and was known as one on the fence ladies for many years at the Oil City Swimming Pool.
Martha and Jim enjoyed vacationing in Myrtle Beach and Okeechobee Florida for many years.
She is survived by six children and their spouses
James Sottiaux & his wife Bonnie of Rockland
Julie McClelland & her husband Tom of Oil City
Amy Wienand of Florida
Louise Schwabenbauer & her husband Randy of Virginia
Daniel Sottiaux & his wife Tracy of Flower Mound, TX
Peter Sottiaux & his wife Darlene of Fredericksburg, VA
Michelle Sottiaux & Jeff Ellison
Sara Black & her husband Derek
Holly Sottiaux & her husband Nathan Billings
Tom McClelland & his wife Kelly
Lindy Tollervey and her husband James
Sonya Walsh & her husband Eric
Steve Schwabenbauer and his girlfriend Christina Leccia
Kelly Skobjak & her husband Nick
Erika Hawkins & her husband Justin
Andy Sottiaux & his wife Gina
9 Great Grandchildren also survive.
She is also survived by her beloved sister
Mary Plyler of Oil City
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Tony Ulrich, sister Margaret Hanson, son in law Robert Wienand, and beloved brother in law Robert Plyler as well as close friend Flora ”Susie” Ray
There will be no viewing or visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Venango County Humane Society or to the American Diabetes Association
The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com
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