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Selma Mae (Corey) Makara

October 27, 1934 ~ October 30, 2020 (age 86)


Selma Mae Makara, 86, of Lower Burrell passed away peacefully at her home on Friday October 30, 2020.  She was born in Martins Ferry Ohio to the late Ernie and Mary (Adda) Corey.  Selma was a 1952 graduate of Arnold High School.  She was a member of St. George Orthodox Church.  Selma was a custodian of Burrell School District for many years before retiring.  “Mommy” enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, electronic games, her TV shows, watching many bird feeders, especially the hummingbirds.  She also enjoyed watching the Penguins and Steelers.  She is survived by her six children, daughter Helen Makara, with whom she made her home since 2009; Ted (Karen) Makara, Rose Makara, Walley Makara, Joann Capiross and Mary Radowicz; her grandchildren Joe, Jason, Chuck, Tommy, Carl, Amy and Nick; eleven great grandchildren; and her sister Karen Corey.  She was preceded in death by her sister Hinnd Bowser and her grandson David Makara.  Mom was a kind hearted person of very few words.  In lieu of flowers, we respectfully ask for prayers, peace and to love one another.  Visitation and burial will be held privately.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA  15068.    Messages of condolences are welcome at



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