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Margaret H. Merryman

September 13, 1945 — May 19, 2024

Avondale, PA

Margaret H. Merryman

Margaret “Peg” (Smith) Merryman, age 78, of Kennett Square and York, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 19, 2024, at her home in Avondale, PA. She was the spouse of C. Richard “Dick” Merryman, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Carlisle, PA, she was the daughter of the late H. Elwood Smith and the late Elizabeth McKnight Smith.   

  

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Mark Merryman (Tami, spouse); her daughter, Gail Merryman (Shannon Baird, partner); her grandchildren, Noah Merryman and Maya Merryman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved brother H.E “Woody” Smith. 

  

After graduating from Dallastown HS, Peg went on to study at Shippensburg and Penn State University, earning both a BS and MS in Elementary Education. Peg first taught at Mt. Holly Springs near Carlisle then went on to serve for over 30 years in the classroom at Avon Grove Elementary and later Penn London Elementary.  

  

She was a woman of strong faith and was a member of the Hockessin United Methodist Church in Hockessin, DE.   

  

Peg was a devoted mother and a born teacher. She taught her children, grandchildren, and students many things about nature, from birds to fish, insects to reptiles, flowers to trees, and everything in between. 

  

An avid book reader and card player, Peg loved playing games of all sorts with her friends and family. She always had a sense of adventure and traveled the world with her husband on many different trips and cruises. As a “snowbird” Peg enjoyed spending the winter months in Naples, Florida where she was active in her continuing love for outdoor education as a volunteer, giving tours and helping in several conservation groups. A true social butterfly, she never tired of chatting and spending time with friends and family. 

  

Peg had a true zest for life and even through many difficult days with her health, her perpetual positive attitude was awe-inspiring.  

   

You are invited to visit with Peg’s family and friends on Tuesday May 28, 2024, from 10:00-11:00 AM at Hockessin United Methodist Church, 7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.  Her funeral service will follow at the church at 11:00 AM. Lunch reception to follow. Interment will be held privately.   

  

Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. To view Peg's online obituary, please visitwww.griecofunerals.com 

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hockessin United Methodist Church

7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hockessin United Methodist Church

7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707

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