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Margaret Jane "Peg" (Hooks) PlylerAugust 22, 1927 ~ January 13, 2018 (age 90)
Margaret Jane “Peg” (Hooks) Plyler, 90, of Worthington, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Sugar Creek Rest Home. She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Tarrtown, to the late Roy Joseph Hooks and Alama (Cousins). Peg was raised in Bridgeburg, attending a one-room school. After moving to Kittanning, she went to Kittanning High School, graduating in the class of 1945. Most of her life, she was in the banking profession. She was employed at the Farmers National Bank in Kittanning, where she met her future husband, Bob Plyler. They were married in September 1953, by the Rev. Robert Thurau, the then pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning. Peg was a long-time member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worthington, where a number of years she was financial secretary. She also served on the church council and was a member of the ladies craft class. Church was a big part of her life. Peg liked working with figures and was then employed by the Merchants National Bank of Kittanning. She was branch manager at Worthington, and also West Kittanning, from which she retired. Peg had many interests and hobbies. She loved cross-stitching, crafts, photography, reading, sudoku puzzles, and tending to her flower garden. She was a site council member at Worthington Senior Center, where she enjoyed bowling at Falcon Lanes. She was a big Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan and enjoyed tailgating at the Steelers games. Peg also loved to travel, traveling all over Europe and Alaska.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Alfred Zellefrow; an infant sister; four brothers, Willis Hooks, the Rev. Gerald Hooks and wife June, Chamie Hooks, and Joseph Hooks and wife Carmen; step-brothers, Ray Zellefrow and wife Luppa, and Harold “Barney” Zellefrow; one step-brother-in-law, Sharon Rimel; and brother-in-law, James Plyler. She leaves behind many dear family and friends, including her husband of 63 years, Robert “Bob” Plyler; son, Robert Plyler, Jr. and wife, Tricia, of Papillion, Neb.; daughter, Tamra Flick and husband, Jeff, of Slippery Rock, Pa.; former son-in-law, Frank Kersul and Kathy of Olympia, Wash.; four granddaughters, Jennifer Miller and husband, Tony, of Papillion, Neb., Samantha Kersul and husband, Alex Hur, of Seattle, Wash., Julie Hull and husband, Ricky, of Lincoln, Neb., and Madison Flick of Morgantown, W.Va.; grandson, Andrew Flick of Morgantown, W.Va.; seven great-grandchildren, Devin, Molly, Hunter, Kalaen, Trent, Samantha, and Hannah; step-sister, Shirley Rimel, of Monroe, Mich.; sister-in-law, Pat Hooks, of Kittanning; step-sister-in-law, Mary Lou Zellefrow, of Kittanning; brother-in-law, Richard Plyler and wife, Jessie, of Oxford, Pa.; sister-in-law, Dot Plyler of Kennett Square, Pa.; and many dear cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family would like to express their many thanks for the care and comfort given to Peg by Melody Manor and Sugar Creek Rest Home. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home, 119 Bear Street, Worthington. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 136 W. Main St., Worthington, with the Rev. Howard Gillette officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home in Worthington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Research or to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worthington.