Margaret W. ‘Peg’ Esh | News, Sports, Jobs

Marguerite W. “Peg” Esh, 82, of 90 Seneca Drive, Belleville, died at 6:21 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022, at her home.

She was born October 14, 1939 in Huntingdon, daughter of the late Donald and Dorothy (Endres) Whittaker. In 1963, she married I. Robert Esh, who died on February 7, 2014.

The survivors are: her children, Elizabeth Esh Smith and her husband James from Florida; Kimberly Esh Russell and her husband John of Greenwood, SC; David W. Esh and his wife Melinda of Frederick, Maryland; and Christopher Scott Esh and his wife Tammy of Lititz; seven grandchildren, Alex Smith, Katie Smith, Whittaker Russell, Dorothy Anna Russell, Peter Russell, Abigail Esh and Eliza Esh, as well as a brother, Thomas Whittaker and his wife Nancy of Dillsburg and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Shilling of Beautiful city.

Peg was a graduate of Huntingdon High School in 1957. She began her college career at Penn State and graduated from Juniata College in 1962. She taught music in the Huntingdon School District until her marriage in 1963. Then she mainly became a housewife and taught piano for many years and to many students.

She was a member of the West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and choir director for several years. She was also a member of the Belleville Civic Club, the American Association of University Women, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved to sew and also enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, reading, cooking and traveling in England.

His funeral will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Interment will take place in the Machpelah cemetery in Belleville.

If friends wish, briefs can be made at: West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, PO Box 98, Belleville, PA 17004, or the American Cancer Society, 1375 Martin St., Suite 206, State College, PA 16803.

Arrangements are in the custody of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville, PA.

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