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Mary E. Dittman

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 09:10 PM

Posted by Aly Delp

Dittman, Mary Ellen-photoMary E. Dittman, 92, of Knox, passed away early Thursday morning, October 25, 2018, at the Grove Manor Nursing Center in Grove City.

Born October 27, 1925, in Redbank Township, Clarion County, she was the daughter of the late Bortley and Achsah Shirey Sherman.

She married Glenn L. Dittman on September 20, 1947, and he preceded her in death on December 9, 1991.

Mary worked for Continental Can in Franklin and Austin’s Bleach in Valencia but retired from Hills Department Store in Butler. She attended the Salem United Church of Christ at Lamartine in the past and enjoyed crafts, puzzles, gardening, and genealogy.

Survivors include three sons: Frank L. Dittman and his wife, Stephanie, of Florida; Kenneth I. Dittman of Cranberry Township; and Glenn E. Dittman and his wife, Patti, of Butler; and one daughter, Laura E. Hartman and her friend, Ed, of Knox. Mary is also survived by seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. Sherman and a daughter-in-law, Jill Dittman.

Family and friends will be received from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc., 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, in the funeral home with the Reverend Chris Lewis, pastor of the Salem United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow in the Zion Union Cemetery, Richland Township, Venango County.

Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Mary E. Dittman to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214 ( or Grove Manor Nursing Center, 435 North Broad Street, Grove City, PA 16127.

Online condolences may be sent to Mary’s family at

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