Janet Guyton Pratt Marker

Janet Guyton Pratt Marker, 94, of Hopwood, a good daughter, wife, and mother from Pioneer stock, died at her home Thursday May 2, 2024 surrounded by all the beauty of Spring. Born November 7, 1929 in Uniontown to Clarence and Helen Guyton Pratt, just days after the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. She was a proud graduate of Uniontown High School in the Class of 1947.

While in high school, she worked for the Uniontown Herald-Standard newspaper, where she would meet her future husband, Charles W. Marker, Jr., who was at the time a staff photographer. She attended Waynesburg College. In 1949, she married Charles in Oakland, Maryland.

They were married until his death in 2008.

Janet was very interested in local history and belonged to several lineage organization.

She was the past Regent of the Great Meadows Chapter Daughter of the American Revolution and current member of the Fort Necessity Chapter DAR. She was an honorary state President of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812, a member of the Chief Tanacharison Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonist, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century. She was a lifelong member of the Third Presbyterian Church, having served as a deacon and in her early years, she taught Sunday and Bible School.

For many years, she also served on the Easter and Christmas flower decorating committee.

She helped organize the Hopwood Bicentennial Celebration in 1991, which was a great success and proved that Hopwood is the “Pearl of the Pike.”

Her most recent project had been the Restoration and Maintenance of the Union Cemetery, better known as, Oak Grove Cemetery, which is on Route 40 West of Uniontown. This historic burial spot is the resting place of many of her most beloved family. Being a member of the greatest generation, Janet knew what it was like to sacrifice and save. She truly loved God, her home, and her Country and she was devoted to being a Patriotic American.

She had a love for nature and enjoyed working and planting flowers in her garden. She was a good Mom and will be missed by many who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Linn Marker and daughter, Laurel Beth Marker, both of Hopwood and her two kitty-cats, Ruthie and Davey.

The Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Oak Grove Cemetery Maintenance Fund C/O Ferguson Funeral Home – 80 Morgantown St. Uniontown, PA 15401

The family would like to thank: Amedisys Hospice and Home Instead, who without them, Janet staying at home would not have been possible. The Uniontown Hospital – from the ER, to the surgical floor, to rehab, for their kind, professional care. And last, but not least, all the good neighbors and friends, who over the years she grew to know and love. Mom is gone from the earth, but not from our hearts.

“We will meet again some sunny day.”

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC. – 80 Morgantown St. Uniontown, PA 15401. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm and on Tuesday from 12:30pm until the hour of Janet’s funeral service celebrating her life at 1:30pm with Pastor Nick Cook officiating.

Interment will be privately held in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at adferguson.com and on the funeral home Facebook page.

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