Margaret Jane Hammond

April 25, 1920 ~ August 15, 2018 (age 98)


Margaret J “Peg” (Shaffer) Hammond, age 98, of Greencastle, PA formerly from Mt Jackson, PA went to  be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Born April 25, 1920 in New Castle, PA she was the daughter of the late William Holland and Nancy (Gibson ) Shaffer. In 1940 she became the bride of the late Lester (Bud) Hammond.

Peg was a 1938 graduate of Mt Jackson High School and Newcastle Business College.  Previous to working at the Bair Foundation for 26 years and retiring at age 90, she worked for Lawerence Co Schools in New Castle.

She was a member of the Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder,  choir member and taught Sunday School for over 50 years.  She enjoyed being a girl scout leader and teaching adult swimming  lessons.   She led a full life.

Margaret is survived by a daughter, Melanie J. (Hammond) Hall of Indianapolis, IN; a son, Lester (Merritt) and wife  Edna M Hammond, Jr., of Greencastle, PA; and a sister, Irene Risher, of Mechanicsburg, PA. She is also survived by grandchildren Scott and wife Stacey Hall with their children Zoe and Perry of Freemont CA, Christopher Hall of Indianpolis, IN, Jill (Hammond) Jones with her children Hayley and Seth and Lacey Hammond of New Castle.

A celebration of life for Peg will be held September 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.  Interment will be private.

Arrangements handled by Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Inc., Waynesboro.

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