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Margaret DeSilver "Peggy" Hursh, 98, of Nottingham Village, Northumberland, slipped free of her Earthly bounds on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Peggy was born April 9, 1919, in Philadelphia, to the late Francis LeBaron "Frank" and Gladys Marguerite (Hunter) DeSilver. She was married Oct. 5, 1940, in Bethlehem, to John Reed "Jack" Hursh, who preceded her in death on April 10, 2003. Before moving to Nottingham Village in 2000, she and Jack enjoyed many wonderful years at their home on Penn's Creek in Limestone Township, Mifflinburg RR1. They had previously lived in Middletown, Ohio.

After graduating from Springfield (Bucks County) High School in 1936, Peggy earned a bachelor's degree in arts and letters from the Pennsylvania State College (Penn State University) in 1940. She and her twin sister Cicely were featured in the Personalities section of the school's 1940 yearbook.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mifflinburg, where she sang in the choir. She continued to support the church in her later years, though she was unable to attend services regularly. While residing in Ohio, she was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Middletown, where she also sang in the choir.

Peg was an accomplished painter, known for her impressionistic style. She was a longtime member of the Susquehanna Art Society and a past member of the Bald Eagle Art League and the Art Association of Harrisburg. While residing in Ohio, she was a longtime member and supporter of the Middletown Fine Arts Center. A frequent exhibitor in local and regional shows, she won many awards for her oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed-media works.

As a charter member of the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, Peg worked long hours to help get the museum up and running. She and her husband Jack donated a restored buggy to the museum's collection.

Peggy is survived by son, William R. Hursh and his wife Nancy H. Hursh of Corning, N.Y.; daughter, Cicely M. Hursh and her husband A. Marvin Brooks, of Anthem, Ariz.; son, David DeS. Hursh, of Lewisburg; two grandsons, David R. Hursh, of Corning, and Michael S. Hursh of Okeana, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn E. Hursh, EmilyM. Hursh, Allen R. Hursh, Daniel R. Hursh, and John R. "Jack" Hursh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Marguerite Warner, Emilie Catharine Atlee, and Cicely May Hindenach; and two brothers, Robert Hunter DeSilver and John David DeSilver.

Family and friends are invited to an informal gathering for remembrance and appreciation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg. A memorial service and interment ceremony will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Peggy's memory may be sent to the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, 598 Green St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844 (http://www.buggymuseum.org/index.html), or ChildFund International, 2821 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294 (https://www.childfund.org/).

To share in Peggy's online memorial, please visit www.adamofh.com.
Published on June 17, 2017
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