Margaret P. Willard, 102, of Mechanicsburg, died December 11, 2018, at Brookdale Grandon Farms where she resided for the past ten years. Born November 17, 1916, in Mowersville, PA, she was the daughter of Clarence and Sarah (Hosfeld) Paxton.
Margaret graduated from Shippensburg High School (class of 1934) and the former Carlisle Commercial College. She retired as a cafeteria worker in the Cumberland Valley School District; and was a seventy year member of Trinity United Methodist Church in New Kingstown, PA.
Margaret was the widow of Herman R. Willard, who died January 3, 1991. She was preceded in death by her brother Wilbur Paxton, of Shippensburg, PA; a daughter Janice (Willard) Stubbs of Burlington, NJ; an infant granddaughter, Jennifer Stubbs; and a grandson Capt. Bryan D. Willard, USMC (Operation Enduring Freedom). She is survived by her son Rev. David T. Willard and wife Sherry. Survivors include four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren, along with extended family members and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity UM Church, PO Box 26, New Kingstown, PA 17072-0026.
Arrangements are by Sullivan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Willard family.