- Local Guide
R. Margaret (Peg) Elkin, 91, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Porter Township, a daughter of the late Edward A. and Bertha Mae (Blose) Kennedy.
June 12, 1941, she married John M. Elkin, who preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1991.
Mrs. Elkin was a former member of the Zion Methodist Church in Porter, the Ladiesâ€™ Auxiliary of United Commercial Travelers, the Nash Ramblers bowling team, the Ladiesâ€™ Auxiliary of the Adrian Hospital and the 500 Card Club.
She was a great pie baker and baked for the American Cancer Society bake sales.
She worshipped her great-grandchildren's musical talent (piano and violin) and competitive water skiing.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Carolyn Burkett and husband Robert of Punxsutawney; two granddaughters, Rhonda L. MacIntyre and husband Lawrence of Knoxville, Tenn., and Melodie A. Petrovsky and husband Robert of Punxsutawney; two great-grandchildren, Kara MacIntyre and Zachary MacIntyre; several nieces and nephews; three sisters, Louise Koch of Punxsutawney, Jean Barnett and husband William of Stanton and Ann Grove of Hamilton; and a brother, E. Lyle Kennedy and wife Frances of Mayport.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Twila Laford, Loraine Bullers and June Miller; and a brother, Samuel Kennedy.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the funeral home with the Rev. Earl Flick and Jerry Mills officiating.
Interment will follow at Zion Cemetery in Porter.
The Elkin family has suggested that memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Elkin would be greatly appreciated to the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society or Ascera Care Hospice.