BELLEVILLE - Margaret M. (Blough) Metzler, 98, died at 11:35 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Valley View Haven.
Born on Oct. 11, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Elmer J. and Emma J. (Speicher) Blough. On June 21, 1936, she married Ross D. Metzler, who passed on Nov. 22, 1984.
Margaret is survived by: children Ralph Metzler and wife, Carolyn, of Archbold, OH, Marvin Metzler and wife, Judith, of Claysburg, Avonelle Peachey and husband, Marvin, of Belleville, Elmer Metzer and wife, Violet, of Belleville, Lois Jane Lehman and husband, Elton, of Lowville, NY, Ross David Metzler and wife, Dolores, of Lewistown, Ruth Kuhns and husband, Wayne, of Chambersburg, Rhonda Yoder and husband, Kenneth, of Chambersburg, Shirley Yoder and husband, Sanford, of Chambersburg, James Metzler and wife, Ruth, of McVeytown; dauther-in-law Ruth Ann Yoder, of Belleville; half-brother Keith Hummel and wife Marilyn, of Lancaster; 33 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren, and nine great great-grand children.
She was preceded in death by a son, Alvin Jay Metzler, a daughter Reba Jean Metzler, four sisters and one brother.
Margaret was primarily a homemaker and a pastor's wife. She was a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church. She was always very invovled in the church and community of the various places that her husband pastored. Margaret and her husband were the founders of the Friendship Villiage in Bedford. She enjoyed quilting, reading, doing crossword puzzels, playing scrabble, gardening, listening to music and baking.
A celebration of life service will be held in her memory at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Allensville Mennonite Church, with Pastors Wayne Kuhns, Darren Peachey and Dewayn Isaac officiating. Burial will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Her family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundayday, Nov. 24, at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, and from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday Nov. 24, at Allensville Mennonite Church, as well as from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church on Monday.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Valley View Haven Benevolent Fund, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, Pa 17004, or to Belleville Mennonite School, 4105 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, Pa 17004.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Inc., 3813 W. Main Street, Belleville, Pa 17004.