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Margaret "Bunny" Showalter

September 24, 1924 March 22, 2017
Margaret "Bunny" Showalter
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Margaret Estelle “Bunny” Showalter died peacefully on March 22, 2017 at Sparrow Hospice at 92 years of age. She was born on September 2, 1924 in Aurora, IL to Russell and Margaret Foley, and married Richard Howell Showalter in 1946. Margaret is survived by her husband of 71 years, Richard (Dick); four children: Richard Showalter Jr (Susan), Joseph Showalter (Judy), Sally Showalter Ross (Paul) and Peter Showalter (Christine); seven grandchildren: Stacy Coley, Kelly Showalter, Emily Hoffman, Nate Showalter, Leigh Ross, Ariel Showalter, and Mike Wallingford; and six great grandchildren: Jackson Coley, Isla Coley, Nora Showalter, Molly Showalter, Tavia Hoffman, and Calum Hoffman. She was preceded in death by her brothers Donald and Russell Foley.
She attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN where she majored in Home Economics and was a member of Alpha Phi. She also earned a degree in Library Technology from Lansing Community College. She lived in Aurora, IL, Greencastle, IN, Terre Haute, IN, Southbend, IN, Milwaukee, WI, Marquette, MI, Rockford, IL, and Grand Ledge, MI.
Margaret is remembered by her family as a lively, social person who enjoyed bridge, travelling, quilting, reading, and sitting in her backyard. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren to whom she sent many letters and cards. She developed a strong interest in genealogy, tracking her family’s history over many generations. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Grand Ledge on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers those who desire may make a donation in Margaret’s name to the First United Methodist Church, 411 Harrison St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837 or to Sparrow Hospice, 1210 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915 or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared at

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11:00 AM 3/30/2017 11:00:00 AM
Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church

411 Harrison Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church
411 Harrison Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

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