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Margaret A Greathouse

February 5, 1930 ~ July 9, 2022 (age 92)

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Margaret Ann (Peck) Greathouse passed away peacefully in her home with family by her side on July 9, 2022 at the age of 92.

 Born in Birmingham, Ala, Margaret was the last surviving member of her generation of the family. Preceding her in death were her father and mother, Dean and Lila Peck; her husband of over 30 years Bruce Greathouse, her sister Carol Jennings (Wayne) and an infant sister.  She is survived by her four loving children Ann Anderson, Tony Baker (Trisha), Glenn Greathouse (Kevin), and Gary Greathouse (Connie); two grandchildren she adored Lisa Anderson (Joel Schubert) and Alex Anderson; one great grandchild Keegan Schubert; and numerous favorite nieces and nephews in the Jennings and Greathouse families.

Margaret was extremely proud of her ancestry in the Peck, Cavaleri and Fairbanks families.  The Fairbanks family boasts the oldest surviving timber frame house in North America.  Her ancestors include the 26th Vice-President of the United States, Charles Warren Fairbanks and the author of the Red Badge of Courage, Steven Crane.  Her family history also includes the five sons of Luther Peck that all became Methodist ministers.  In this spirit, Margaret’s parents, Dean and Lila were charter members of Woodlawn Methodist Church.  Margaret, her daughter Ann and niece Tina were all married at Woodlawn MC.  Over her decades at Woodlawn Methodist, Margaret proudly held many positions of leadership and service.

Margaret traveled the world as an Air Force spouse  living in Germany, Texas, Virginia and Italy before settling the family in Panama City Beach.  She was a popular class mother at Beach Elementary School and an avid supporter of the Jinks Junior High Hornets and Bay High Tornadoes.  Margaret’s career spanned more than five decades including accounting, book keeping and office management.  She was   devoted to serving family, friends, and neighbors and greatly appreciated those that loved and supported her, especially through her later years.

Margaret’s passions include serving God, family and church history, reading, photography, jigsaw puzzles, working in her yard, feeding the birds, and playing Sudoku/solitaire, word find.  Margaret collected memories of her travels, everything butterfly, Santa Clauses, angels and animated plush toys.  She loved crafting, knitting, and sewing and used those skills to make greeting card, bookmarks, prayer shawls, carry bags for Woodlawn food pantry and fidget aprons for the patients at Emerald Coast Hospice.

A Visitation will be held 5:00- 7:00 pm, Friday July 15 2022 at Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday July 16, 2022 at Woodlawn  Church followed by interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the “We Care” food pantry at Woodlawn Church in memory, of Margaret Greathouse.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 15, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kent Forest Lawn Chapel

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 16, 2022

2:00 PM
Woodlawn Church
219 N. Alf Coleman Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

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