Mar­garet O. Cheesman

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — Mar­garet O. “Peggy” Cheesman, 95, of Cam­bridge passed away on Thurs­day, July 7, 2016, at UMSMC at Dorch­ester. She was born in Philadel­phia on Nov. 16, 1920, and was a daugh­ter of the late Wil­liam and Emma Owens Hil­yard.

Mrs. Cheesman grad­u­ated from Ger­man­town High School class of 1938. On Nov. 23, 1938, she mar­ried Otto B. Cheesman, Jr., who passed away on June 9, 1989. Mrs. Cheesman had worked at Air­pax. For many years, she was a mem­ber of the Good Sam Camp­ing Club, spend­ing many week­ends with her hus­band and her camp­ing friends. In 1957, she joined St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, where she was very ac­tive in Sun­day school, soup day and other ar­eas of the church. She was also ac­tive in the past with Meals on Wheels and was a cur­rently an ac­tive mem­ber with AARP. Mrs. Cheesman was a mem­ber of Dorch­ester Gen­eral Aux­il­iary from 1974 to 2015.

She is sur­vived by a son Wil­liam E. Cheesman and wife Nancy of Park­sley, Va.; a grand­daugh­ter, Terri Mills and hus­band Gary of Cam­bridge; four great­grand­chil­dren, Michael “Scott” Cheesman Jr., Katie Cheesman, Jonathon Mills and Kait­lyn Mills; three great-great grand­chil­dren; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. Be­sides her par­ents and her hus­band, Mrs. Cheesman is pre­ceded in death by a son, Otto B. Cheesman III; a grand­son, Michael Cheesman; and a sis­ter, Emma Robin­son.

Pall­bear­ers will be Jonathon Mills, Gary Mills, Scott Cheesman, Rob Ben­nett, Kyle Crop­per and Paul Den­dor­fer.

A fu­neral service will be held on Thurs­day, July 14, 2016, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Bon­nie Shively and Rev. Dale Brown of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at East New Mar­ket Ceme­tery. Fam­ily will re­ceive friends on Thurs­day from 11 to 1 p.m. at the church. Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to the Youth Group at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 205 Mary­land Ave., Cam­bridge, MD 21613 or to the Aux­il­iary at Dorch­ester Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, P.O. Box 554, Cam­bridge, MD 21613. Ar­range­ments are in the care of the Thomas Fu­neral Home P.A. in Cam­bridge.

MAR­GARET O. CHEESMAN

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