Mrs. Margaret  "Peggy" Hower
  • Memorial contributions may be made to the "Book of Remembrances" c/o Lititz Moravian Church, 8 Church Square, Lititz, PA. 17543.

Pause Amazing Grace by Charles D. Denler
Share This Obituary

Send Flowers
 Order flowers

Memories & Candles

“Wendell, we have just learned of Peggy's passing and we share your loss. She was a wonderfully lady who was enjoyed by all who knew her. We...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ronald Mable - Mountville, PA

“Dear Mr. Hower, Sylvia and Barb, My deepest sympathies over the passing of Mrs. Hower. Such fond memories I have of her welcoming nature, smiling...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Lynn (Sipe) Golitz - NC - friend

“Dear Wendel, Please accept this note of sympathy. It is difficult to find the most comforting words. I am sure that your good memories of Peg will...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Ed and Sharry Kiehl - Lititz, PA

“I would like to express my sympathy to Peg's family. Peg joined us in 1953 at Manheim Township where she was my gym teacher, hockey coach, hygiene...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Movita Riggs Groff - Lititz

“Dear Moose, Sylvia, and Barbara, Rich and colorful memories of your Peggy/your Mom began for me when I married Betsy, your sister in law/your aunt....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Monty Burnham - Newland, NC

Wendy and Monty Burnham “Peggy was a joy and a treasure...I will miss her honest, vibrant presence. I loved the long walks and heart talks we had over the years. Whenever...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Wendy Jayne Burnham - Newland, NC

“Peg was my Physical Education Teacher and Friend. I graduated from Twp. in 1955 and was lucky to have had Peg as my PE Teacher. She encouraged...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Sally Hollinger Dunkle - Oxford, PA

“Aunt Peg was a second mother to me after losing my mom (her sister Betsy) when I was only 17. She always welcomed me into her home and into the PA...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Suzanne Burnham - Ithaca, NY

“To Peg's family: I am so sorry about Peg's passing. She was an outspoken, vibrant member of the Lititz Moravian quilters. We will miss her deeply. ...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Woodard - Lititz, PA

“Dear Wendell and Family, I was saddened to learn of Peggy's passing. She was such a vibrant person, and of course I have special memories of her. ...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Dennis Denenberg - Lancaster, PA

“Hi Wendell, Barbara and Sylvia: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your very special wife/mother. I will not be able to attend her service...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Risser Harclerode - PA


Margaret "Peggy" Hower, who preferred to be called Peggy, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Ephrata Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Aldan, PA on December 28, 1930 she was the daughter of Rev. William and Lydia Dean.
Peggy was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and then in 1953 West Chester State Teachers College (now West Chester University). Upon graduation she was employed as a Physical Education / Health Teacher and Hockey coach at Manheim Township High School where she met her husband, C. Wendell Hower, to whom she was married on March 24, 1956. She left Manheim Township in 1959 to become a mother. After raising her family she returned to work with IU 13 in 1973 as a Physical Education instructor and classroom aide from where she retired in 1992.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters; Sylvia, wife of Barry Guise in Mount Holly Springs and Barbara, wife of Jim Nicolardi in Broomall; three grandchildren who lovingly knew her as Grammy; Emily Guise, Anthony Nicolardi and Holly Nicolardi. Also surviving are an older brother William Dean Jr. in Strasburg and her twin brother Jim Dean from Cresco, Iowa. A younger sister Betsy is deceased.

Peggy's Life Celebration Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 27th at 11 am at the Lititz Moravian Church, 8 Church Square, Lititz. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends during a luncheon following the service. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Book of Remembrances" c/o Lititz Moravian Church, 8 Church Square, Lititz, PA. 17543. Spacht Funeral Home, Lititz, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To share your fondest memories of Peggy visit: