Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

December 7, 2012

Margaret Ellen Perrin

March 8, 1929-Dec. 5, 2012

GOSHEN — Margaret Ellen Perrin, 83, a resident of Courtyard Health Care Center, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday.

 Margaret was born March 8, 1929 in Mishawaka, the daughter of Lon C. and Mattie J. (Rogers) Wiseman.

On June 12, 1949, she married Thirston E. Perrin at First United Methodist Church, Mishawaka. They were married 63 years.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Thirston; daughter, Ruth P. (Miles) Freitag, Granger; son, Thomas E. (Raelene) Perrin, Goshen; and daughters, Janet E. (the late William R.) Taylor and Carol E. (Juan) Alamo, both of Goshen. Also surviving are six grandchildren, LaRae Perrin, Lauren and Mark (Angelica) Freitag, Rebecca, Jessica and David Taylor (fiance Emily Watkins); along with two great grandchildren.

Margaret is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Rhoda A. (Perrin) Moriarty, Goshen, and Joan (Smith) Perrin, Ligonier; as well as five nieces and four nephews.

Margaret was born and raised in Mishawaka by her mother and her aunt, Elsie Rogers. She graduated with the class of 1948 of Mishawaka High School. She moved to Goshen upon her marriage where she worked as a teller for Salem Bank. After raising her four children, she worked as a bookkeeper for Dairy Farm Products until she was 70 years old. She was a Past Regent of William Tuffs Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and was active in Al-Anon. She held local, district and state offices in both organizations. She was active in her church, First United Methodist Church of Goshen, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and held many offices in the Women’s Society. She also was active in the Friends of Goshen Public Library, a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Lady Elks and the Social Order of Beauceant.

Margaret was an outgoing person who loved to sing and listen to music. She especially loved her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren and was involved in their activities while she was able.

Viewing will be at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.

A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at  First United Methodist Church Life Center, 1212 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, with Pam Kling officiating.

Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery in Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be directed to First United Methodist Church, Goshen, or to an agency of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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