PLYMOUTH - Margaret Ann "Peg" Hanks of Plymouth died peacefully on Tuesday evening, Feb. 5, 2013, at Lafayette Center in Franconia, where she resided for the past seven years. She was 86.
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Born Feb. 4, 1927, in Northville, Mich., she was the daughter of Albert and Edna (Erwin) Hill.
Peg attended a Christian college in Houghton, N.Y., where she met her future husband, Milton Hanks. They married on Aug. 20, 1948, and made their home in Rumney.
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Peg was a longtime employee of Adams and Criscenti's Supermarkets and the N.H. Electric Cooperative. She was a frequent officer of the Rumney PTA, an annual collector for the March of Dimes for the prevention of birth defects, and she actively campaigned for conservative political candidates.
Peg's passion was to share God's love and His offer of salvation with the people He put in her path. She was involved in various youth, Bible, music and adult ministries at the Rumney Baptist Church for 50-plus years. She and Milton focused their early ministry on young people and later worked with married couples of all ages.
Peg leaves behind Milton, her beloved husband of 64 years; five children, Sharon Bremer of Lexington, Ky., Sandra Strang and Marilyn Greenwood, both of West Swanzey, Nancy Barrett and her husband, Gordon, of Anderson, Ind., and Thomas Hanks and his wife, Lois, of Moultonborough; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
services: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Rumney Baptist Church, 375 Main Street, Rumney. The Rev. Dan Bowers will officiate. There are no calling hours. Burial will follow at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main St., North Woodstock.
Published in Union Leader on Feb. 11, 2013