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Margaret Rackerby "Peggy" Flint

Greenville, Delaware

Margaret Rackerby "Peggy" Flint, of Greenville, Delaware passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Peggy was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a resident of Delaware for many years, but was always proud of her St. Louis, Missouri heritage. She was born in St. Luke's Hospital to the late Graham Torrance and Margaret Wiloth Flint. Peggy graduated from John Burroughs School in 1955 and the University of Missouri in 1959.

Peggy's working career varied and was quite interesting. For many years Peggy taught school; at the Spoede School, St. Louis, MO, the US Air Force Base, Zaragoza, Spain, the Stratford Landing School in Alexandria, VA, the Pilot School in Wilmington, DE and the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, DE. Apart from teaching she offered a presence of glamour and sophistication. As a young woman she worked as a fashion consultant and model.

While teaching elementary school in Zaragoza Spain, she met and married Colonel Joseph J. McLachlan, later to become the Chief Air Force Liaison to the Pentagon. She was a gracious and attractive figure in the world of the Washington, D.C. diplomatic corps, hosting all foreign air attaches in the United States.

Peggy spent many of her childhood and adulthood summers vacationing at New Piasa, Chautauqua where her family had a summer cottage since the early 1500's. New Piasa was a very important part of her life where her family created many traditions and friendships for a lifetime. She loved the Olympic size pool and the cool summer evenings from the valley.

Peggy was dedicated to nutrition, health and physical fitness. For years prior to her death, she was an active member of the Kennett Square YMCA, where she taught Pilates. She was also a barre instructor at the Hockessin Athletic Club.

Her passion and joy was spending time with her granddaughter Bebe at the beach, swimming, enjoying fashion and a love for life.

Peggy was a long time member of Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Greenville, DE and was a member of the Women's Out-Reach committee. She was a long time member of the Greenville Country Club, the Hockessin Athletic Club, the Magna Charter Dames, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the John Burroughs alumni association.

She is survived by her daughter Meeghan McLachlan Carter, son-in-law, Leslie Stuart Carter and her most precious love, her granddaughter Margaret Rackerby Flint Carter "Bebe", all of Delaware, her brother, Graham Torrance Flint, Jr of Reading, Pa and her cousin, Susan Yahraes of Vero Beach, Fl.

Peggy's positive attitude, beauty, vitality and her knowing of living in the moment will be dearly missed by her loved ones and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Buck Road, Greenville, Delaware on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Peggy's name may be made to the John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124.

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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13, 2015
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