2018-07-11 / Obituaries

MARGARET ELLEN PERKETT

MARGARET ELLEN

PERKETT, 98, lifetime

Lapeer resident, died

Friday, July 6, 2018.

She was born February 9, 1920, at the family home in Elba, to David and Bessie (Barber) Ryan.

Mrs. Perkett graduated from Lapeer

County Normal and taught there for 6 years, she spent the rest of her teaching career at Hadley Elementary School. Margaret taught second grade and specialized in helping children read. She was a lifetime member of the Michigan Education Association. After her husband Eric died in 1977, she tutored children in reading until she was unable to in 2011. Margaret was a lifetime member of Elba United Methodist Church, where she had many, many dear lifelong friends.

Margaret is survived by her son, David (Cathy) Perkett of Lapeer; grandchildren, Eric (Wendy) Perkett and Amy (Andy) Tyvorik; great-grandchildren, Cadie, Scott and Jack; and niece, Linda Gustafson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric Perkett; parents, David and Bessie Ryan; and brother, Frank Ryan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elba United Methodist Church, 154 S. Elba Rd., Lapeer, Michigan 48446.

No formal funeral service will take place for Mrs. Perkett. She will be buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, next to her husband Eric.

Muir Brothers Funeral Home – Lapeer

Our family serving yours for Generations www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com

810-664-8111

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