Margaret ‘Peg’ Catherine Silks

Margaret “Peg” Catherine Silks, of Mifflintown, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at her home on Laurel Run Road.

She was a daughter of David C. Kitting and Esther M. (Garman) Kitting.

She is survived by: brothers, David L. Kitting, McVeytown, and John C. Kitting, Chambersburg; sister, Joan Ort, Granville; sons, William C. Silks and wife, Linda, of Lewistown, Jeffrey P. Silks and wife, Cathy, of Mt. Pleasant Mills, and Mark E. Silks and wife, Sharon, of Landsdale; daughter, Stacey M. Cruz and husband, Frank, of White Settlement, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Peg was an administrative secretary at the Mifflin County School District retiring in June 1999. She loved the outdoors and was a lifetime member and past president of the Towpath Naturalists Society, as well as a member of the Mid State Trail Association.

She was an herbologist and made a variety of tinctures and salves that she gave to friends and family. Her Comfrey salve was very effective at treating muscle pain and was used by many of her friends. She enjoyed working with leaded glass and repaired many old leaded glass windows which became quite valuable.

She was an active volunteer with the Adult Education Center in Mifflin County and was recognized as an outstanding math tutor. After moving to Juniata County from Yeagertown, she was the first and longest serving volunteer at the Juniata County Food Pantry serving as long as her illness permitted.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewistown and attended Pine Grove United Methodist after moving to Mifflintown. She was active in various ministries at both churches during her journey here.

She loved her cabin by the water, which hosted many gatherings of family and friends.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, with Rev. Karen McCachren officiating.

Interment will take place in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstine