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Marguerite Patterson

January 8, 2004

Marguerite Patterson, 87, of 314 Lower Mulberry Street Danville, PA died Wednesday evening, January 7, 2004 at her home.  She was born  March 21, 1916 in Derry Township, Montour County, PA the daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Morrison Hawkins, Sr. 

She graduated from Danville High School in 1933.  She was a homemaker.  Mrs. Patterson worked in several stores including The Record Room; Letterman Bakery, Scott’s Floral and George’s Florist; all in Danville, PA. She also worked in Special Diets at Geisinger Medical Center.  Mrs. Patterson  also owned the Gai-Lin Record Store on Mill Street in Danville, PA.

She enjoyed baking and cooking, winning many Blue Ribbons at the Montour DeLong Fair where she was a charter member. 

Mrs. Patterson was a member of the Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church Danville; Danville Chapter No. 186 Order of the Eastern Star; recording secretary of Danville High School Class of 1933 monthly luncheons.  She was also the Democratic judge of elections for the Third Ward in Danville for many years.

She was married December 23, 1939 to the late Ralph C. Patterson who died February 28, 1981.

She is survived by two daughters; Gail I Cole and her husband Donald J. of Tunkhannock, PA and Linda J. Kreischer and her husband Dale of Catawissa, PA.  She is also survived by four grandchildren; Donald J. Cole, II, MarcieLynn Doster, Darrick Kreischer and Abigail Kreischer and two great-grandsons; Donald J. “Trae”  Cole, III and Cole Doster.  She is also survived by one sister; Mary Hawkins Mertz, a resident of Kramm Nursing Home Milton, PA.  She was preceded in death by a brother; Harry Hawkins, Jr. and one sister Lucille Hawkins Patterson. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Monday, January 12, 2004 from the Miller-Visneski Funeral Home 10 West Mahoning Street Danville, PA with her pastor the Reverend Jeffrey Bohan officiating.  Burial will follow in Straub’s Lutheran Cemetery Danville, PA.  Friends will be received from 12:30 PM until the time of service.  Eastern Star services will be held at 12:15 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Hospice 100 N. Academy Avenue Danville, PA 17822. 

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