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Mary Martha Povich Jennings

August 28, 1934 — October 18, 2023

MARY MARTHA (POVICH) JENNINGS, known as “Martha” of Phoenix, AZ was born in Canonsburg, PA on August 28, 1934. She passed away peacefully on October 18, 2023.

She was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Harajbich Povich.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her children; Edward Jennings and wife Peggy of Denver, CO and Joyce Hunt and husband David of Peninsula, OH.

Grandchildren; Michael Kostic and wife Hannah, Christopher Kostic and wife Alice, Sarah Weis and husband Brandon of OH. Edward Jennings, Jonathan Jennings and wife Katelynn of CO.

Great Grandchildren; Abby Weis, Jessie Weis, Riley Weis, Roczen Weis, Hans Weis, Arvin Weis of OH, Oliva Jennings of CO, Blair Kostic of OH, James King, Jackie King, and Adrian Dishong of OH.

The deceased, in addition to her parents are her late husband Edward Marsh Jennings of Washington, PA, brothers Michael Povich Jr., Staff Sargent George Povich and John Povich; and sisters Irene Sobczak and Dorothy Petronka.

Martha was a graduate of Canonsburg High School, class of 1952 and of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, class of 1955. She started her career as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and then at Aliquippa Hospital in PA. Martha retired from Banner Desert Samaritan Surgical Center in Mesa, AZ at the age of 80.

Martha was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Phoenix, AZ where she attended numerous women’s Bible studies. She enjoyed exercising on her treadmill, cooking, dining out, and visiting with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She had a positive attitude and a warm smile. She was a constant source of support for her children, offering guidance and modeling kindness and generosity.

Friends an family are welcome from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday October 27, 2023, in SALANDRA FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES, INC. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg (724-745-8120) where departing prayers will be recited at 9:35 am Saturday, October 28, 2023. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am in St. Oscar Romero Parish St. PatrickChurch 317 West Pike Street Canonsburg. Private interment will be in Washington Cemetery. To view or extend condolences please visit

Memorial contributions in memory of Martha Jennings may be made to St. Oscar Romero Catholic Church, 317 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317


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