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Margery Emma Hough, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on June 9, 2006 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital following a short illness.

She was born in Susquehanna on August 5, 1920, the daughter of the late John and Martha “Mattie” (Topping) Hough.

She was predeceased by her parents; one sister, Caroline VanDuser; and three brothers, John, Edward, and Donald Hough.

She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Bill, Meadville, PA, Lucille and Rennison Robson, Fort Myers, FL; and one brother, Frederick Hough, Jacksonville, FL; as well as many nieces and nephews, whom she always remembered with a Birthday card.

Margery was a bookkeeper for a law firm in Binghamton and after at the E.K. Owens Hardware Store in Susquehanna until her retirement. She was Secretary/Treasurer of the Evergreen/Grand Cemetery and also a Susquehanna Borough Tax Collector for a short time.

Having been the only surviving charter member of the Nellie Jane DeWitt Business and Professional Women’s Club, she was also given the distinction of Woman of the Year and Sisterhood Award in that local club as well as the District Eight Woman of the Year for BPW, all outstanding honors.

She cared for and was interested in her family, friends and everyone she met. She was energetic and athletic, as a young woman playing competitive sports in high school. Margery’s memory of past school and community affairs, people’s lives and their genealogy amazed all who knew her. She was strong willed, determined, and fiercely independent.

Margery deeply appreciated all the rides to meetings and appointments that people so graciously and willingly gave her over the years when she no longer could drive. She always appreciated the gentle care that she received from Dr. Warren DeWitt and the Second Floor Med. Surgical Staff at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, and the many visits that she received while a patient there.

Margery will be deeply missed by her church family at Christ Episcopal Church in Susquehanna. She was on the Altar Guild and president of St. Ann’s Society. She served for many years as church treasurer, continuing a tradition of service set by her parents and siblings, dedicating herself to the proper handling of church funds and accurate record keeping. Margery’s church family was pleased to help this kind and loving servant in the past years during her final illness. Special thanks, also, goes to the former Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, The Rev. Canon Carol Horton who was Margery’s faithful friend and priest.

Since there will be no viewing or funeral, Margery will be honored with a Memorial Service at Christ Episcopal Church in the future. An announcement will be made in the paper.

Interment will be at the Evergreen/Grand Cemetery, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 222, c/o Katrina Scott, West Main Street, Susquehanna, PA.

Arrangements were made by Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna.


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