Margaret Louise "Peg" (Fiscus) Palmquist (1951 - 2014)

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Margaret Louise Fiscus Palmquist, "Peg, Peggie", 63, Sharpsville, formerly of Brookville, passed away June 18, 2014 after a six-year battle with cancer.
Born May 2, 1951, in Brookville, she graduated from Brookville Area High School in 1969 and continued to attend Mercyhurst College followed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she earned her private and commercial pilot's licenses. Margaret returned to school and earned a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University in 2000.
Margaret served the community as a clerk, social worker, care specialist, and counselor for Jefferson County Children and Youth, Women's Shelter, and Auberle (Christian children's shelter) for many years.
She enjoyed aviation, science fiction, music, arts and crafts, her pets, church activities and more than anything else, helping others.
Margaret is survived by her children, Alicia and Gus Palmquist; and her brothers: Ira, Tom and Ken Fiscus; and a sister, Patty Miller; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Cecile Shoffner Fiscus.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville, with the Rev. William Laska officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Rose Township, Jefferson County.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Indian School, PO Box 300, 1301 Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325 or Covenant House, 461 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001.
Margaret's family wishes to thank the staff of Family Hospice and Palliative Care and UPMC Horizon Oncology Department.
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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main St
Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express from June 20 to June 27, 2014