Mary Marguerite “Peggy” Sherwood Wise, career educator, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA after a brief battle with cancer.
Wise, Mary Marguerite Peggy graduated from Youngsville High School in 1959. She earned her Bachelor of Education from Slippery Rock University in 1963 and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Edinboro University in 1968. Predominantly, Peggy taught elementary and middle school language arts. She retired from teaching in the General McLane School District in June of 2006 after having taught a total of 38 years.
Peggy enjoyed life, teaching, her grandchildren, gardening, the Erie Playhouse, and most recently, ballroom dancing. She was a faithful member of the Federated Church in East Springfield, PA. Additionally, she was a founding member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority at Slippery Rock University. Her other memberships included Delta Kappa Gamma (women’s national education sorority) and Daughters of the Eastern Star, the Youngsville, PA chapter. Peggy was dedicated to the success of General McLane School District and faithfully attended the school board meetings there for over 25 years.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dr. Timothy D. Wise, Ph.D., whom she married on September 3, 1965. Additionally, she is survived by her two children. Her son is Thomas Wise (Becky), and their children are Quillan, Brody, and Darrah of Waterford, PA. Her daughter is Mary Anne Cousins (Klint), and their children are Mary Claire and Kyle of Edinboro. As a descendent of the local region, Peggy is survived by many loving relatives as well as her older brother, Dick (Karen) Sherwood of Greenville, PA and her younger sister Sue (Gib) Scott of Bear Lake, PA and their loving families.
Peggy was preceded in death by both her parents, Hugh and Mary Sherwood, of Youngsville, PA.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Sunday afternoon and evening, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral services will take place there on Monday at 11:00am officiated by Rev. Dr. Ed Huntley of the Federated Church and Rev. Brian Kelly of McLane Church, Edinboro, PA. Interment will follow at Edinboro Cemetery.