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229 North Fifth St.
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 373-4500
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Marguerite Henninger

Marguerite S. Henninger (Shalter)

Friday, August 15th, 1924 - Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Marguerite S. Henninger , “Peggy,” 94 of Wyomissing passed away early Sunday morning, March 10th at The Highlands Of Wyomissing where she had been a resident.

Born in West Reading, she was the beloved daughter of the late Henry K. & Anna M. (Gerhart) Shalter.
Married in 1946, she was predeceased by her beloved husband John H. Henninger Jr.

Peggy was a 1942 graduate of Shillington High School. She received her B.S. degree in
Home Economics in 1946 from Albright College. She completed graduate courses at Drexel
University to attain her dietician certification. Her first job was as the dietician & director at the Shillington High School cafeteria in all aspects of its management. After 1948, she worked along side her husband at the family’s funeral home.

She was a devoted member of First U.C.C & Second U.C.C. Sadly, both churches closed
during her lifetime.

At Albright College she had served as a former President of the Phi Beta Mu Sorority
where she participated as an active member her entire life. She was a supportive member
of the RSO League. Peggy was a former member of the Wyomissing Auxiliary of the Reading Hospital. She spent many years making homemade waffles at the annual Hospital Garden Party. She also served as a former President Of Berks A.A.F.C.S. (formerly Home Ec.
Assn.) She was also a member of A.A.U.W. and served on the Fine Arts Committee.
She was well traveled, an excellent cook, avid bridge player, and much more to mention.
She adored her 5 great grandsons. She always said her happiest years were spent at her home in Ocean City, NJ.

She is survived by her daughter Joanne S. (Henninger) Nye,
three grandchildren, Robert Reilly Nye, Gregory John Nye, & Marguerite “Margo”
(Henninger) Musgnug, five great-grandsons, two sisters Emma Catherine (Shalter)
Lantz & Dr. Patricia (Shalter ) Harding and several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by her son John Hunter Henninger, III, her brother William H. Shalter
& her sister Mary Ann Shalter.

Services will be held from Henninger Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday, March 14, 2019
at 1 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior. Friends may call Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m.
Interment will be in Charles Evans Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Peggy’s memory to the charity of your choice.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Henninger Funeral Home, Inc.
    229 North 5th Street
    READING, PA 19601
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Henninger Funeral Home, Inc.
    229 North 5th Street
    READING, PA 19601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 1:00pm
    Henninger Funeral Home, Inc.
    229 North 5th Street
    READING, PA 19601
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  • Interment

    Charles Evans Cemetery
    1119 Centre Ave.
    READING, PA 19061
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Thomas and Amy Reinsel

Posted at 10:33am
To Marguerite's family:
We were saddened to learn of Peggy's death. Our acquaintance goes back many years, sometimes seeing your parents walking on the Ocean City beach.
We offer our sincere sympathy to you all!
Tom and Amy Reinsel

Rich & Amy Johnson

Posted at 07:42pm
Deepest sympathy to the Henninger & Nye families. Sending our love, Rich & Amy Johnson
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Jane Philbrick

Posted at 02:23pm
Blessings with our thoughts and prayers as you grieve and celebrate the life of a beloved Mother and fantastic Aunt. Love Jane & Brad Philbrick.
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