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Margery S. “Marge” Terwilliger

Margery S. “Marge” Terwilliger, 96, of Rt. 268, East Brady, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co., a lifelong well-known Sugarcreek Twp. Resident, went to be with the Lord on her husband’s birthday, early Saturday morning, June 22, 2024, at Sugarcreek Rest.

Margery was born September 24, 1927 at home on the Kittanning Hollow Road in Sugarcreek Twp . She was the daughter of the late Charles and Savilla Harmon Hiles.

Margery was a 1945 graduate of East Brady High School; she was the last surviving member of her class. She went on to earn an associate degree in dietary management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Marge was a lifelong active member of St. Paul’s Community Church in Sugarcreek Twp. where she was baptized. She had served the church as a deacon and elder.

Marge was preceded in death by her husband, William E. “Bill” Terwilliger, whom she married at St. Paul’s Reformed Church on June 12, 1948. Mr. Terwilliger preceded her in death on January 9, 1999.

In her early years, she taught Head Start at Cowansville. She was an election poll worker in Sugarcreek Twp. until age 90 and made her first mission trip to Argentina at the age of 81. Marge enjoyed cooking, entertaining, hosting parties, and playing trivia. Marge was welcoming to all visitors, and her house was always open to guests. Marge had served on the Board of Directors of Central Electric Cooperative and was president of the board for several years. Marge was the recipient of the Miracle Mile Eminent Service Award from the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association in 2011.

Surviving are three children, Cynthia L. Wetzel of Butler, Nancy Lendyak and her husband, Tom, of East Brady, and Daniel Terwilliger and his wife, Marianne, of Butler; eight grandchildren, Curtis J. Wetzel and his wife, Amy, of Allison Park, Jeffrey L. Wetzel of Butler, Amanda Miner and her husband, Adam, and Zachary Lendyak and his wife, Lindsay, all of Ft. Mill, SC, and Grace Burkhardt and her husband, Kevin, of Lucinda, Olivia Terwilliger of Gibsonia, Daniel Terwilliger of Baltimore, MD, and William Terwilliger of Butler; twelve great grandchildren, Julia, Beck, Ike, Knox, Mia, Carson, Ethan, Harper, Iva, Chase, Paige, and Jackson; a sister-in-law, Kay Terwilliger of Renfrew, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jim Wetzel, her sister, Maxine Korb and her husband, Richard and her brothers, Jack Hiles and Jim Hiles and his wife, Carole, as well as a number of other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In accordance with her wishes to be an organ donor, her pacemaker will be donated to a veterinary specialty clinic to give a dog a new ‘leash’ on life.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2024, and at St. Paul’s Community Church, 2167 SR 268, Chicora from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2024. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. from the church with church pastor, Rev. Frank Sapp and Rev. Raymond Ichler, pastor of the East Brady Presbyterian Church, co-officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Sugarcreek Rest. Memorial contributions may be made to Isaiah House by visiting

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