Margaret L. “Peg” Schnell


Margaret L. “Peg” Schnell, 87, of Fairview, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning, July 17, 2021 at the Chicora Medical Center.

Margaret was born in Fairview on August 31, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Paul T. and Florence McGarvey Daubenspeck.

She was a graduate of Fairview Twp. Karns City High School. Peg was a woman of faith and was an active member of the Martinsburg Church of Bruin and a former member of St. Peter’s Reformed church of Fairview. Peg had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing in the choir and participating in special music as soloist and also duets. Peg was a homemaker and enjoyed bird watching, gardening, baking, and garage selling.

Mrs. Schnell is survived by her husband, Dean R. Schnell, whom she married in Fairview on September 18, 1954. Also surviving are three children, Karen D. Fair and her husband, Ken, of Butler; Mike Schnell and his wife, Tracy, of Prospect; and Darla J. Peters and her husband, David, of Butler; six grandchildren, Abby Fair, Molly Fair, Hope Schnell, Jaylee Lassinger, Brooke Lassinger, and Nash Peters; two brothers, Darrell W. Daubenspeck of Boyers and Carl Daubenspeck and his wife, Jeanie, of North Washington; two sisters, Wilma Schnell and her husband, Ralph, of North Washington and Sandra Howells and her husband, Bruce, of North Chesterfield, VA, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, a brother, Paul Daubenspeck Jr., and a sister, Faye Wulff.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from Noon – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021. A funeral service will follow from the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Thompson, her church pastor, and the Rev. Dennis Barger, long-time family friend, officiating. Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia.

Contributions in Margaret’s memory may be made to Martinsburg Church of Bruin, PO Box E, Bruin, PA 16022.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.

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