Marcella I. “Budge” Baum, 98, of Stahlstown, passed away peacefully, on Monday, January 4, 2021, at Life’s Promise Personal Care Home. She was born April 5, 1922, in Pleasant Unity, a daughter of the late William and Marie (Loughner) Shopsky. Budge was a faithful wife to her late husband, Frank Benjamin Baum, who passed away January 7, 2002. She loved being a homemaker and all it entailed. From baking, cooking and gardening, to her knack for fixing things to make anything old new again. She was a devoted member of Pleasant Grove United Presbyterian Church and Mountain Boat Club at the Yough Dam. In addition to her parents and husband, Budge was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Kenneth Sullenberger, great grandson, Zachary Martin, sisters, Peg Laughner, and Elizabeth (Joseph) Struble, brothers, Harvey (Rosemary) Shopsky and William (Baine) Shopsky, and brother-in-law, John Rundy. She is survived by three children, Jacob (Linda) Baum of Zebulon, NC, Rev. Margaret (Larry) Frey and Beverly Sullenberger, all of Stahlstown; eight grandchildren, Lorie (Joe) Gioia, Scott Barkley, Matt (Christina) Barkley, Mike Frey, Jeff Baum, James (Mandy) Baum, Keith (Michelle) Sullenberger, and Kris (Valerie) Sullenberger; five great-grandchildren, Gretchen Martin, Kaitlin (Chris) Walker, Alex Baum, Jonah Barkley and Ella Barkley; two great-great grandchildren, Rooney Blake Walker and Benjamin Sullenberger; sister, Jean Rundy of Luxor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Snyder-Green Funeral Home, Inc., 402 E. Church Street, Ligonier (724-238-2611). Due to the current health crisis, masks are required upon entry and only 25 people are permitted in the visitation room at one time. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 am in the funeral home. Officiating will be her daughter, Rev. Margaret Frey. Interment to follow in Snowball Cemetery, Cook Twp. Online condolences can be given to the family at www.snydergreenfh.com.
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