Margaret Whitby

Minersville, Pennsylvania


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Margaret "Midge" Whitby, 94, of Minersville, passed away suddenly Monday evening at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street shortly after admission.

Born in Lachute, Quebec, Canada, she was a daughter of the late James and Jean Campbell MacKenzie.

She was a high school graduate and attended secretarial school in Canada. She worked as a secretary all of her career, having served at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. She relocated to Minersville in 1946 with her husband, the late Reese Whitby, who died in 1996.

She was a member of First Congregation Church, Minersville. An avid golfer, she enjoyed her outings with her friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Surviving are her son, Ronald Lloyd Whitby and his wife, Joy, Hanover, Maryland; three grandchildren, Christine, Heather and Catherine; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Elizabeth; a brother, John MacKenzie, Canada; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury St., Minersville. Relatives and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, North Manheim Township. The family prefers remembrances in the form of donations to the First Congregational Church. Visit

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Sorry about Midge.. Wonderful memories of her on the Hidden Valley Golf Course with the league. She was always a kind and fun lady. We will all treasure our memories of her. Prayers.

My sincere condolenMadge miller

Ron & Family; I would like to express my sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. I had just had a long conversation with her at Luther Ridge last Thursday.....She was very excited about her upcoming Birthday coming up and her visit with you and the family.....Again my deepest condolences.My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.