Margaret Evans York, 98, the youngest daughter of the late Atlas and Ida Evans of Southern Pines, North Carolina, closed her circle of life September 20, 2020.
Margaret was born in Richmond County North Carolina on August 12, 1922. She attended West Southern Pines High School and North Carolina Central University earning a B.A. and a B.S.in Library Science. She later completed a M.S. in Library Science from the same institution.
As a professional librarian, she was devoted to fostering the love of reading and research. She enjoyed teaching everyone how to find joy in their lives through community involvement and service to others through civic and religious organizations. Her employment included librarian at Morrison Training School for Boys in Hoffman, NC, and her alma mater, West Southern Pines High School.
After moving with her family to Pittsburgh, PA, she continued working as a librarian in several Pittsburgh public schools and retired as librarian from Schenley Teacher Center. In retirement, she worked part-time with adults of all ages at Allegheny Community College.
She was a faithful member of Church of the Holy Cross in Pittsburgh. After moving to Wilmington, she became an active member of St. Barnabas’ Church.
A Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Margaret achieved recognition as a Diamond Member with 75 years of membership. She was also a member of several community and church groups in Pittsburgh and Wilmington.
She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Prentiss I. York. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Lydia York of Wilmington, and Patrice Y. Still of Apopka, FL, grandchildren, Wendy Valverde (Lauro) and Sevin R. Still, great-grandsons, Marco, Franco, and Felix Valverde all of Apopka, Florida; a sister-in-law, Hazel C. York of Danville, VA; nieces and nephews, Robert York (Genevieve), Edna York, Wilsie York-Minor (Alfred), Columbus E. Motley, Jena York-Jolley, Helen Lewis, and a host of great nieces and nephews. The family extends a special acknowledgement to Fitina Dobson of New Castle for her sincere, earnest, and unwavering commitment to Margaret’s health care.
Margaret will always be remembered for the smiles, joy, and humor she shared with all who knew and loved her.
An outdoor visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am, Saturday, September 26 at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 2800 Duncan Rd., Millcreek Hundred, where a funeral service will follow at 11am. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Interment will be in Southern Pines. The family suggests honoring Margaret’s memory by sending a contribution to New Castle County Libraries, Dept. Community Services, Gilliam Bldg., 77 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720, c/o Diana Brown, Manager of Libraries.
The entire family wishes to express its gratitude to all who have extended expressions of sympathy