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Margaret J. (Jack) Mann

Born: Tue., Aug. 15, 1922
Died: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018


Memorial Service

11:45 AM Sat., Dec. 01, 2018
Location: St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church


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Margaret Jack Mann passed peacefully into larger life on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Margaret (Peggy) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 15, 1922 to the late Samuel Williams and Iva Nolf Jack. Margaret spent 96 years serving her family, church and community. She brought joy to the lives of her family and friends, living with conviction and purpose of giving her life to the benefit of others. Margaret lived with courage, honest service, love and sacrifice. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Austin Ward Mann, her brother, Samuel Williams Jack, Jr, and her youngest sister, Virginia Jack Claxon. Margaret spent her childhood in Avonmore, Pennsylvania during the Great Depression. Margaret graduated from St. Elizabeth Academy in Alleghany, New York in 1940. She graduated from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pennsylvania in 1944 with a degree in Education. Margaret taught in the Belle Haven School District after graduation. Austin and Margaret were married in 1947 and raised their family at Nolf Acres in Freeport, Pennsylvania. Many wonderful memories were formed during those years raising sheep, vegetables, red raspberries and strawberries, not to mention four children. Margaret and Austin, sweethearts and partners who cared deeply for each other, were dedicated parents for their children. They were partners at many evening bridge games with friends and family. As the children grew, Margaret taught Home Economics at the Freeport Junior High School. She inspired many students with her creative meal preparations and her extraordinary sewing and tailoring skills. A former active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeport, Margaret became a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Saxonburg when she moved to her apartment at Concordia in Cabot. Margaret is survived by four children: Jack (Sammie) of Indiana, Pennsylvania; Anna Lowry (James) of Mooresville, North Carolina; Marta Conkling (Paul) of Norfolk, Virginia; and Carol Herrick (Hill) of Lewisburg, West Virginia. She is also survived by her sister, Patricia Jack Blake (Florida) and her sister-in-law, Nell Gibson Jack (Indiana, Pennsylvania). Margaret is survived by eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Margaret was a member of Massy Harbison-Fort Hand Chapter, NSDAR; Pennsylvania State Education Association; Delta Kappa Gamma-educators association; the Freeport College Club; the Ring Club and the Investment Club of Concordia-Haven III. She could light up any room, never forgetting life long friendships, always ready to play a rubber of bridge and endlessly thankful for all the attention she received from her teaching colleagues. Her friends from Freeport College Club were such an encouragement for her, eager for her to continue with their activities and events, they were always ready to pick her up and shuttle her to meetings; making her feel special and always part of the activities. In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts may be made in honor of Margaret and her life to Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601, and Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Road Cabot, Pennsylvania 16023. Services will be held December 1, 2018. Internment 10:00 am at Union Cemetery, North Washington, Pennsylvania. Memorial Service 11:45 am at St Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania Reception to follow, Centennial Hall

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Paul and Cyndee O’Malley White
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Sending our deepest sympathy to you, Anna, and to your siblings. We have fond memories of Mrs. Mann. Your mother’s obituary was beautifully written and
shared with others the many accomplishments and joys that she experienced in her very full life. She is now reunited with Austin for eternity in His heavenly home. Rest In His Peace, Mrs. Mann.
Sincerely,
Paul and Cyndee

Anne Balint
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Dear Mann family, I am so sorry for your loss ... Mrs. Mann was a mentor, when I first started teaching at Freeport. She taught me to make her famous baklava recipe, and I cherish that memory! May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you, and bring you comfort during this sad time. May you remember all of the wonderful memories that you each made with her, and may that bring you a smile, and joy! God bless you all according to your needs.

Linda (Leri) & Keith Baker
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Dear Jack, Anna, Marta and Carol,
We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Your mom was a great teacher, a great neighbor and a great inspiration. She was always smiling and lived a long, full and productive life. We send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to all of you. May she Rest In Peace.

Barbara Atchison Allison
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Dear Family,
We have many wonderful memories of Margaret. My parents, Ralph and Esther of Freeport, counted both she and Austin as their good friends. Many stories about teaching at Freeport from Dad. I remember bringing our very young daughter to swim in the pool at the Mann home.
Please accept John's and my condolences. A life well-lived.
Barbara Atchison Allison

Lynne Sourwine Capece
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Dear Jack, Anna, Marta and Carol,

On behalf of the Sourwine family, please accept our sympathies. Your Mom and your family was special to us and many fond memories were made around your pool during summers.

It was fun to watch Mom and Peg renew their friendship in their final years at Concordia. During my visits, we all enjoyed reminiscing.

Your Mom was a great teacher who taught much to so many. I rarely set a table or sew a seam without thinking of her.

May God be with you all now and in the days ahead.

Lynne




Lynnealston
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Please accept my most sincere and deepest sympathies. I have many fond memories of being in Mrs. Mann's Home Economic class, as a junior high school student at Freeport. I learned many things in her classes, and many details of how to properly manage a home and family that she taught us, that I use to this day. She was a kind woman and a wonderful teacher whose class I looked forward to every day. Thank you, Mrs. Mann.

W. J.
   Posted Mon October 29, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Family. Please remember this is not what God intended for mankind to suffer and to die. In the Bible, there are recorded 9 resurrections. This includes the resurrection of Jesus Christ himself. He promised to resurrect those who have fallen asleep in death and Margaret J. Mann, could be part of the resurrection, please read John:28, 29 and Acts 24:15. God loves you and your family. For more comfort please visit our website: jw.org and view the faith strengthening video: Is There Hope for the Dead? 🌼

Jack Thorpe
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Jack, Anna, Marta and Carol,
My apologies for being tardy. My sister just gave me the news. You all have my deepest sympathies and condolences of course. This is a very bitter pill, but I find the taste is swamped by all the sweet memories I have of not only your mother, but of the entire family. From chasing the sheep and picking berries at the farm, to warm summer days around the pool at the "new" house. I wouldn't trade our long family connection for anything. Your parents have always been the very picture of hospitality to me. Your dad, the world's greatest bartender, and Peggy, serving it up with a wry smile and a sarcastic comment. And often a funny nickname! Needless to say, I'm flooded with wonderful memories and warm feelings on this raw morning. And grief too. I know from personal experience that it's a heavy burden, but please know that there are many shoulders to help carry it. Including Dr. Bodine here. I think of you all often, and especially so today. As my father so often said, take it easy. But take it. We're thinking of you.

Jack

R.H.
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
Our sympathy to the family. Sorry for your loss. The Scriptures speak of a resurrection. It says ‘there is going to be a resurrection.’ Acts 24:15; John 5:28

fran
   Posted Sat November 24, 2018
I did not know your mother so I can't share memories. However, after reading about her it is easy to see how she had inspired so many people throughout her life.
Mrs. Mann obviously was a special woman with a God-given mission to teach and nurture others.
I'd say that she accomplished that mission to the utmost.
I'm very sorry for the loss of such a lady.

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