Showalter, Margaret “Peg”

(December 22, 1934 - April 14, 2022)

Peg, age 87, died peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Maris Grove in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Margaret Stubbs and dear husband Bill (1993). Peg was a 47-year resident of Claymont, Delaware.

Peg is survived by her sister Barbara Allgood (Stubbs) of New Jersey. Her children, Dave (Tina) Showalter, Karen (Rick) Melvin, and Bruce (Kelly) Showalter and grandchildren Kylie Frazer, Joshua (Lauren) Showalter, Cory Melvin, Ethan Showalter and Abby Showalter, and great-granddaughter Callie Grace Frazer all of Delaware.

A graduate of Scott High School, Coatesville, Pennsylvania and Averett College, Danville, Virginia. Peg worked for DuPont during the ‘50’s.

Along with raising her family, Peg’s life was filled with helping others, including volunteer driving for FISH for 43 years and continued to arrange rides for FISH into her 80’s, Hanover Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, and as an Elder, Clerk of Session, and Deacon. Peg was honored to make 3 trips to Alabama and Louisiana to do rehab work after Hurricane Katrina and a tornado, all after the age of 70. She also was active in Church Women United and Presbyterian Women. At Maris Grove she served 6 years on the Resident Advisory Council, volunteered at the Nursing Home taking residents to the hair salon, playing bingo and sing-a-longs. She always felt she got so much more from these volunteer activities than she ever gave.

In addition to volunteering, Peg enjoyed being with friends and family, refinishing furniture, cooking and baking for others, and most of all living a full and satisfying life! After moving to Maris Grove in 2007, she frequently traveled overseas and in the U.S.

A viewing with family visitation will be held Tuesday, April 19 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 11:00 am at Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N Jefferson St, Wilmington, Delaware 19802, where Peg has been a member since 1958. A celebration of Peg’s life will be held at the Chapel at Maris Grove in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, April 27 at 3:00 pm. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, choose a volunteer job of your liking, or make a donation to Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N Jefferson St, Wilmington, Delaware 19802 or Maris Grove Resident Care Fund, 100 Maris Grove Way, Briton Club House, Glen Mills, PA 19342.

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