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MARGARET RUTH (MOSHER) KOHLER HAVEY
PITTSFIELD - It is with our saddest regret that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Peggy, on October 4, 2003, at the Sebasticook Valley Health Care Facility in Pittsfield, Maine, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family. Peggy was born in Winslow, Maine on May 18, 1935, the daughter of Charles Mosher and Helen (Kennoyer) Mosher of South China. She grew up in Benton Station, ME, and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1953. Peggy attended the University of Maine until 1955, and graduated from Boston University in 1957 with her B. A. in Education. After raising her four children, she taught for many years in Pittsfield and later enjoyed waitressing in town, and surrounding areas. Peggy enjoyed dancing, outdoor activities, cooking, Native American and German cultures, Halloween, the Red Sox, and doing crossword puzzles with her mother. She was also active in the community, participating in the Athenaeum Club, Gardening Club, and the Theatre Committee. By far, the most joyous part of Peggy's life was spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed family gatherings that brought her four children and her eight grandchildren together. "Grammy Peggy" always made sure that each one of her grandchildren felt very special. Peggy's kind, positive and spirited nature enlightened all that knew her. She was predeceased by her loving father, Charles Mosher.

Peggy is survived by her mother, Helen Mosher; brother, Dick Mosher and his wife Judy, brother, David Mosher and his wife Marion, and sister, Winnie (Mosher) Cockburn and her husband Bill. Peggy is also survived by daughter Suzanne Kohler and her daughter, Keisha; son, Paul Kohler and wife Sue and their children Mathew and Kaitlin; son, Peter Kohler, M.D. with Kayla Zanger and children Sara, Ryan, and MaKenzie; daughter, Sally (Kohler) Batchelder and husband Jim and their children Adrienne, Jimmy, and Alexander. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and other family members. Peggy was close to Neil Folsom, Heidi White, the "Coffee Girls" and many other very special friends. The family would like to extend their special thanks to Dr. Hertler, all the staff at Maine General Medical Center Oncology Department, and the Sebasticook Valley Health Care Facility for their special care and attention.

Visitation was held Friday, October 10, 2003 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a service at 1:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Park St., Pittsfield, Maine. If desired, the family suggests donations be made in Peggy's honor to Maine Central Institute. Because she loved her children and valued education, a special scholarship will be set up in her memory. Donations may be sent to Maine Central Institute, Alumni/ae Development Office, 125 South Main Street, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967 or you may call: (207) 487-5915. Arrangements are under the direction of Donald H. Shorey Funeral Chapel, Pittsfield, Maine.

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