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Margaret E. "Peggy" (Gedney) Harrell

April 2, 1929 ~ March 7, 2017 (age 87)

MARGARET "PEGGY" HARRELL (GEDNEY)  a long-time resident of Mt. Lebanon, PA, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Concordia of the South Hills. Born in 1929, in Aurora, IL, Peggy received a Bachelor of Education from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, in 1951. That year, she married her beloved husband John B. (JB) Harrell II. Together, they raised their four children who survive them, Steve Harrell (Shirley), John B. Harrell III, Cindy Waller (late Darrell), Melissa Armstrong (Bruce). In her later years, Peggy found great joy in spending time with her grandchildren, Sara Waller, Sherry Harrell, Lynn Harrell, Kenny Harrell and Elyse Armstrong; and her great- grandchildren, Lynnsey Garlick, Brian Garlick, Marissa Battin and Hayden Harrell. While raising her children, Peggy earned her Master of Special Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout her 30 year career, she held positions of leadership with non-profit organizations, including United Cerebral Palsy, The Parental Stress Center, a Washington-PA Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, IL, The University of Iowa in Aimes and Church World Services. When she retired, Peggy returned to Helen, Georgia where she had spent summers as a child and went on to serve as City Mayor. In addition to spending time with her family, Peggy held positions of leadership at the churches where she worshiped in Mt. Lebanon, PA and Sautee, GA. Peggy also loved to travel and remained active as a life-long advisor for Chi Omega sorority. A Memorial service is planned for Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Bower Hill Community Church, 70 Moffet Street, Mt. Lebanon, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, P.O. Box 9024, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, Arrangements by BALL FUNERAL CHAPEL, INC.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
March 12, 2017

1:00 PM
Bower Hill
70 Moffett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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