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The IntelligencerSunday, August 17, 2003


MARGARET J. "PEG" HEATH of Lambertville, N.J. died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at her son's home in New Hope. She was 94.She was the wife of the late J. RUSSELL HEATH, originator of Heath and Allen, now Heath's Service Station in Lambertville.Born in Ringoes, N.J., she was the daughter of the late WILLIAM Q. and ROSE PITMAN HIGGINS.

She was a resident of Lambertville for most of her life.A graduate of Flemington High School, Peg received her teaching certificate from Rutgers University and her bachelor's degree from Trenton State College.She was elementary school teacher in Stockton Public School for 17 years, teaching grades 4, 5 and 6. Earlier she taught for 17 years at High Valley School in West Amwell and for one year at Kingwood School in Kingwood. She retired 27 years ago.She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Lambertville and was active with the church's Women's Guild.Mrs. Heath was a former member and past president of Lambertville School Board. She was a member of the Kalmia Club in Lambertville, Delta Kappa Gamma, Retired Teachers of Hunterdon County, New Jersey Education Association and Lambertville Historical Society. She was a volunteer for Meal on Wheels in Lambertville and Golden Talents Craft Shop for Senior Citizens of Hunterdon County.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, her eight grandchildren; and her 17 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late PAUL R. and WILLIAM T. HEATH.Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 108 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ 08530. Interment will be private.Donations in Mrs. Heath's memory may be made to the church at the above address or to Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, Box 237, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

Van Horn McDonough Funeral Home, Lambertville




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