Martha B. Heeter

Mrs. Martha B. Heeter, 96, a resident of the Billie Brown Building passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at the Titusville Area Hospital.

Mrs. Heeter was born on November 20, 1924, in Titusville to the late Elmer and Marie (Stromberg) Bloom. She married Richard J. Heeter, Sr., on June 14, 1944 in Anniston, Alabama. Mr. Heeter preceded her in death on January 3, 1985.

She was a graduate of Titusville High School in 1942.

Martha previously worked for the JC Pennell INS Company and then she and her husband owned and operated the Centerville Red & White Store from 1960 to 1991.

She was a member of the former Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Martha enjoyed playing cards, bridge, reading and socializing with her friends and neighbors at the Billie Brown Building.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Neish of Greensburg; 4 grandchildren, Zachery Neish of Greensburg, Abigail Neish of Charles Town, WV, Gretta Beck and husband Kevin of Pittsburgh, Erin Metzgar and husband Ron of Missouri; and 2 nieces, Patti Paden and husband Cid of Titusville, Judi Brothis and husband John of Meadville.

Martha was preceded in death by her son, Richard “Jim” Heeter, Jr; and a sister, Marian Rauschenberg.

A private burial is being conducted for the family at the Zion Union Cemetery in Emlenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society.

Funeral services are under the direction of the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, PA 16354. If you would like to leave a condolence for the family go to

The family would like to thank all her friends, staff and residents at the Billie Brown Building for their concerns and help for Martha.