Marguerita E. “Peggy” Root, 82, of Luther Acres, formerly of Mount Joy, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Owen Eyler and Helen (Gearhart) Morrow. Peggy was the wife of the late George R. Root who passed away April 19, 2012.
Peggy and George owned and operated Roots Distributor in Mount Joy from 1971 to 1980. She was a partner at LCBC Church and enjoyed baking, cooking, crocheting and was known as the “Scrabble Queen”.
Peggy is survived by two children, George R. Root Jr., husband of Tina of Hollidaysburg, PA and Bonnie Siegrist, wife of Terry of Mount Joy; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, William Balabanow, husband of Betty of Lancaster; and two sisters, Anna Unger, wife of Albert of Lancaster and Linda Davis, wife of John of Willow Street.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Smith and a grandson, John McCurdy III.
A funeral service honoring Peggy’s life will be held at St. John’s Herr Estate Chapel, 200 Luther Lane, Columbia on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10 AM. Family and friends will be received at the chapel from 9 AM to 10 AM. Interment will follow at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LCBC, 2392 Mount Joy Road, Manheim, PA 17545.