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Margaret A. “Peg” King, Meadville, Vernon Twp. passed away Friday afternoon, September 22, 2023, at the home of her daughter, with her family by her side following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She was 86.
She was born on March 1, 1937, in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Amy J. (Hott) Martin. She was a 1955 graduate of Lakeview High School where she played trombone in the school band and also with the former Sandy Lake Fireman’s Band. Peg, had a love of animals from her days on the family farm, raising geese, chickens, cats, dogs, and horses. She was proud of being a Penn State Master Gardener, Crawford County Chapter. She also enjoyed organic gardening, canning, and raising flowers and vegetables in her greenhouse.
On January 17, 1981, she married Hubert E. King who preceded her in death on December 15, 2021. She and her husband enjoyed sharing their hospitality with many family and friends, hosting weekly card groups, mostly playing hand and foot. She was a member of the Emmanuel Christian Church, Stoneboro where she had been church pianist and organist for many years, a self-taught talent that she learned as a child, playing for her father in his church ministries. She had worked on the family dairy farm, then went on to work for Magnetics, Inc., Sandy Lake and PPG Meadville, Plant 8, retiring in 1985. In her retirement years, she enjoyed working in the Crawford Central School District cafeteria.
She is survived by her three children to William Canon, two sons, Bill (Sherralyn) Canon, Elk City, OK., John (Carolyn) Canon, Greenville, and a daughter, Debbie (Steve) Wright, Stoneboro, and following her marriage to Hubert King in 1981 she was blessed to add two additional children to the family, Hugh (Becky) King, Vero Beach, FL. and Jackie Coloney, Ardmore, OK. Mrs. King is also survived by two brothers, Donald Martin, Knoxville, TN, and David Martin, Greenville, 13 very special grandchildren, Yvette, Thomas, Billy, Terri, Chrystal, Michelle, Angela, Alex, Olivia, Alicia, Bethany, Shane and Andrew, 36 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She also had a neighbor who held a special place in her life, Cheryl (Ron) Winkle, Meadville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 40 years, Hubert E. King, and a brother, John Martin.
Peg had a very special love for her family, her many friends, and even strangers, who quickly became friends. As she battled her cancer, she was overwhelmed with the care, concern, and compassion that was shown to her by her family, church family and many friends.
The funeral service will be held on at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the Emmanuel Christian Church, 4495 Greenville Sandy Lake Road, Stoneboro with Minister Tim Clark officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Stoneboro. Family and friends will be received at the church on Tuesday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., and on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will be live-streamed at www.snyderfh.com where memories and condolences may also be shared with the family.