Margaret Ann Herman, 83, of Overlook, went home to be with the Lord on June 22, 2019.
She was born in Sunnyside, Ralpho Township on November 29, 1935, the daughter of William and Mary (Moyer) Mauser. She graduated from Ralpho Township High School, class of 1953 where she was active in cheerleading and music. Together with her family, she attended Saint Peter’s United Church of Christ, (the Blue Church). Margaret received her Registered Nursing Degree at Reading Hospital in 1956 and worked as a psychiatric nurse at Wernersville State Hospital on and off from 1956 to 1963. She lived in West Reading until moving to Orlando, Florida in 1965. From 1972 to 1977, Marge, as she liked to be called, worked as a nurse for Walt Disney World.
She loved and treasured her family, raising three wonderful children, Rob, Lori and Leigh Ann. She served as Den mother for Boy Scouts and Troop Leader for Girl Scouts, directed church youth choir, attended First Presbyterian Church of Orlando and enjoyed giving many friends and family tours of her beloved Walt Disney World.
One of the greatest blessings of her life was when she was reacquainted with a former neighbor from Shamokin, her late husband Fred Herman. The two fell in love and were married in Windermere, Florida on June 11, 1977. They spent the next 28 years living the adventure of that love. Thanks to Fred, Cheryl, Donn, Jamie and Wendy became part of the family. He also served as District Governor of Rotary which enabled Marge and Fred to travel all over the world attending International Rotary Conventions.
Marge was a Christian with a big heart for Community Service. She was instrumental in starting the Shamokin Area Christian Women’s Club and was the first chairman of the group in 1983. She was an avid public speaker for Stonecroft Ministries and gave her testimony to many groups all over the Northeast US. Marge was an active Rotarian since 1977 and served as Shamokin Rotary President from 2008 -2009, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Red Hat Society and Ralpho Township High School Alumni Association. She enjoyed being a long-time member and bible study leader of Elysburg Alliance Church and was also involved in many activities at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Tharptown including community outreach, assisting as pianist and exercise classes.
Marge loved life, had a generous big heart which served beyond expectation. Anyone she knew would tell you how giving, warm, loving and feisty she was…. especially her beloved grandchildren. She loved having them come visit and spoiling them. She also loved supporting her children and grandchildren in all their many endeavors. She was very loved, will be greatly missed, but is safe in the arms of Jesus and will be waiting for us with open arms on the other side.
Marge is survived by three sons, Donn Herman of Corrales, NM, Robert Engle and his wife Joanie of Alexandria, VA, Jamie Herman of Northumberland, PA; four daughters, Cheryl Warner of Williamsport, Lori Engle Gayoso and her husband Cesar of Bloomingdale, NJ, Wendy Juris and her husband Greg of Harrisburg, PA and Leigh Ann Dyal and her husband Johnny of Windermere, FL; one grandson, Guy Warner; five granddaughters, Wendy Warner, Hannah Engle, Caroline Engle, Cherilyn Juris and Aubrey Juris; one niece, Ellen Chisholm; one nephew, Carl Kuhn and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Fred Herman; sister, Donna Burch and her husband Eollen; her son in law, Ken Warner and two beloved grandchildren, Elyse and Ian.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Elysburg Alliance Church, 113 Alpha Ave, Elysburg, PA 17824. In Lieu of flowers, we invite you to make memorial contributions to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 328 Center St, Coal Township, PA 17866. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com