Margaret S. (Schmeelk) Hanley, 90, of Boyertown, wife of the late Paul R. Hanley, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Union City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Emma (Peper) Schmeelk.
Surviving is her Nephew William H. Schmeelk, husband of Barbara, of Marrietta, GA, a great nephew William “Chip” Schmeelk and a great niece Katherine Wilson.

Margaret was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown where she would volunteer for the American Red Cross. She graduated from Union Hill High School in Union City, NJ in 1937 and from Albright College in Reading, PA in 1941. She was a teacher and counselor at Boyertown School District for 36 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of the Boyertown Women’s Club and the Boyertown Association of PA Education Retired Teachers Association.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 2PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Entombment will be in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Boyertown. Friends may call on Saturday from 1PM to 1:45PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512.

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