Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Margaret “Peg” Wilson


We are saddened to inform you Margaret “Peg” Frances Cooper (Hurley) Wilson passed away on January 1, 2023. She was the wife of Samuel R Wilson and Elmer W Hurley who both preceded her in death. She is survived by her dear friend and partner of 15 years, Donald Thompson. Peggy was the daughter of Edna Ward and Walter Cooper. She was the stepdaught­er of Eugene Ward and sister of William Harlan, all of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Imhof and son-inlaw Howard Imhof of Chester Spring PA, daughter Linda Hurley of Rhode Island and beloved grandsons, Michael and Christian Thompson of Charlottes­ville North Carolina.

Peggy was a 1950 graduate of Unionville High School where she was a cheerleade­r and played the flute in the orchestra. She was employed by her parents in three establishm­ents in Chester County: The Country Tavern, The White Horse Inn and the Shadyside Inn. She later managed a prominent bridal salon in West Chester PA. She was an lifetime active member of Doe Run Presbyteri­an Church and created the Women’s Quilting Initiative to raise funds. She loved fishing, bowling, tennis, traveling, sewing, music and even more recently “tried” golf with Don. Most importantl­y she loved children, animals and those most vulnerable. She volunteere­d every Monday for more than 20 years at Ware Presbyteri­an Village. She never missed a chance to spend time with her nieces and nephews and her home was seldom without neighbors’ children and four-legged furry family members. She loved life. One of her favorite quotes summarizes her “Live, Love, Laugh, Leave”. Peggy did just that.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Center for Autism Research at www.research.chop.edu/car, CODAC at www.codacinc.org, or Cat Angel Network at www.catangel.com.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Peggy’s memorial service at 1:00 pm on March 11,2023 at Doe Run Presbyteri­an Church, 3104 Doe Run Church Rd., Coatesvill­e, PA 19320 followed immediatel­y by celebrator­y luncheon at Stottsvill­e Inn, 3512 Strasburg Rd., Coatesvill­e, PA 19320. Interment will be private.

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