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Margaret W. Maurer, an Ann
Arbor educator and former
co-publisher of The St. Ignace
News and The Mackinac Island

••••• ••-e of 89 on Thursday,
iber 26, at Glacier Hills
in Arbor. She was born
renruary 22, 1913, in New
Castle, Pennsylvania to John
Jacob and Clara Mary (nee
Allsworth) Weber. Mrs. Maurer

ii School in 1930
:>chelor's degree

College in New Wilmington,

recruiter for Defiance College
in Ohio and Westminster
College and taught English

College, Bristol, Virginia. She
then attended the University of

a Master of Arts degree in

1942. She married Wesley H.
Maurer February 26, 1944, and
he died in 1995. She is survived
by three children and their fam-
ilies; Margie and John Shelton
of Pinkney, Wesley Jr. and
Mary Maurer of St. Ignace, and
Marilyn and Michael Baker
and their children, Andrea and
Jeffrey Whitt, of Dublin, OH;

her sister, Clarie McCrumb of
New Wilmington, PA; a sister-
in-law, Eleanor Brainard of
Bethany, OK; and six nieces

husband, she was preceded in
death by her parents; her first
child, who died shortly after
birth; and a brother, Robert F.
Weber. Following the birth of

a primary education certificate
from th. tlichigan

versit; rd the
Ann Ar iiool sys-
tem in 1956, where she taught
kindergarten for five years and
third grade for three years at
Bums Park Elementary School.
She was named principal of
Bader Elementary School from
Its opening in 1965 until 1975
and also served as principal of
Alien Elementary School from
1973 until 1975. In Ann Arbor,

Parenthood and the League of
Women Voters. From 1959 to
1975, she and her family were
summer residents of Mackinac
Island, where they published
the community's newspaper,
The Mackinac Island Town
Crier. She retired from her
education career in 1975 at the
age of 62 when she and her
husband moved to St. Ignace
after acquiring T' - ' e
News and the t
ly Wave. In ;.

the newspapers. Following the
death of her husband, Mrs.
Maurer returned to Ann Arbor
in 1996, where she became a

care fa; • range
of resio from
independent ir.1 '"~-n

dent of the Re

tion in 1998, cl y

night i 1

served on the Advisory Fund
and Satisfaction Survey com-
mittees, co-established a schol-
••-••i"" fund with Washtenaw
•mity College for Glacier
aff members, established
.ver fund which provides
ircsn flowers throughout the
facility and memorial bouquets
for deceased residents, and
spearheaded funding for a new
grand piano. For her leadership

named an award after her, to be
given to others who benefit the
residents and quality of life
there. Named the Margaret W.
Maurer Gift of the Heart Award,

• July 31
•hip and

a member of the First Unitarian
Universalist Church of Ann
Arbor. Services will be held at
Glacier Hills s.ihirilav Septem-
ber 28, y '^-'i church
pastor, Phifer,
officiatin i. be in

Memorials may be made to

St. Ignace Public Library Build-

ing Fn. r


Idnac "

dation. Arrangements Muehlig

Funeral Chapel, 663-3375.