Margaret L. Windle

Margaret L. Windle, 89, of Athens, Pa., passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital.

Margaret was born Sept. 13, 1923 in Golden Hills, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Butler Browning.

Margaret was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sayre; she enjoyed sewing and knitting, making numerous item for her family and friends. Margaret also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked for the Commonwealth Telephone Company as an operator. Margaret and her husband served as foster parents for 15 years.

Margaret is predeceased by her husband Edward Windle, Jr., son Bradley Windle and a sister Winifred Randolph.

Margaret is survived by her children Robert (Bonnie) Windle of Athens, Pa., Ronald (Pam) Windle of Lebanon, Pa. and Patricia Windle of San Antonio, Texas; daughter-in-law Sue Ritz of Manheim, Pa.; grandchildren Melanie Windle and (Justin Kenney), Shelly Jenney, Janine (Reg) Dawson, Bridget Windle and (Tomas Kieffer), Kristy Windle, David (Kelly) Windle, Adam Domke, Aaron Domke, Robert Lucas, Nicholas Lucas and Danielle (Mike) Barton; great-grandchildren Wyatt, Waylan, Devyn, Josh, Cole, Brock, Collin, Brandi, Tyler, Taylor, Emily and Mike; sisters Elaine Townsley of Laconia, N.H. and Ilene Rifenberg of Sayre, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810, Funeral service will follow at noon with Rev. Roland Romig of the First Baptist Church of Sayre officiating.

Burial with be in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Margaret's name to the First Baptist Church of Sayre, 221 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.

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Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc.
225 S. Main Street Athens, PA 18810
(570) 888-2368

Published in Daily Review on Dec. 30, 2012