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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Margaret Jean Rawlings
November 4, 1925 - September 22, 2020


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Donation - Christ’s Home - Benevolence Fund or Children’s Services - 1 Shepherd’s Way, Suite 100, Warminster, PA 18974 - 215-956-2270 - Map

Margaret Jean Rawlings of Warminster, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Christ’s Home. She was 94 years old. Margaret was born November 4, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Clarence Dean Thatcher and the late Flora May Thatcher (nee - Volk). She is the beloved wife of the late John F. Rawlings; mother of Judy Zweig, Ruth Tauber and her husband Willy, Lois Shaw and her husband Richard, John Rawlings and his wife Joyce, David Rawlings and his wife Terri, Nancy Scholtz and her husband John, and Mark Rawlings and his wife Stephanie; grandmother of 20; great grandmother of 27; great great grandmother of 2; she is also survived by her nephew.

Margaret was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia where she graduated from the Jules E. Mastbaum High School. She was a long-time member of Bethany Baptist Church in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. Margaret helped out as an assistant organist while in her teens and eventually became the organist, continuing to play during church services at Bethany for nearly 60 years until she retired in 2013. In her younger years she worked at the Budd Company as a secretary and stenographer.

Margaret and John Rawlings began their courtship on a Memorial Day in Rockledge when he walked her home after the parade. The couple were married in 1946 and initially lived in her parents’ home and started their family. In 1950 they moved to the suburbs and settled in Hatboro where they could be part-way between their church and work. Margaret and John raised 7 children in their happy home. She also managed to stay in contact over her entire lifetime with several close friends from her teenage years.

She was interested in missionaries commitments and frequently wrote letters to those who were serving away from home. Margaret was also a prayer warrior who would pray for missionaries, the sick, people in need, friends, neighbors, family, and everyone else as well! She was a great hostess and enjoyed having and serving guests in her always-spotless home.

Above all, it was Margaret’s desire to live her life pleasing to her Savior and Lord. She will be dearly missed.

Services and interment were limited and private due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Margaret’s family looks forward to seeing all of the friends again at a safer time.

Religious services were conducted by Rev. Ron Schmidt, chaplain Christ’s Home, 1 Shepherd’s Way, Suite 100, Warminster, PA 18974.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Christ’s Home - Benevolence Fund or Children’s Services, 1 Shepherd’s Way, Suite 100, Warminster, PA 18974.

Family flowers arranged by Domenic Graziano Flowers & Gifts 215-675-2271.

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