Margaret L. Shoup, 90, of 759 Johnsonburg Road Apt. 14, St. Marys and formerly of Filmore Road died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 22, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Rose Balaban Mahovlich.
On April 24, 1946 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late Albert "Bert" Shoup, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1999.
Mrs. Shoup was a member of Sacred Heart Church, where she was an active volunteer in the church and social committee. She retired from Powdered Metal Products and was a member of the C. D. of A. and the St. Anne's Society. She greatly enjoyed playing cards, especially Cinch. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Anita, Mrs. Larry Wendel, St. Marys, Arlene, Mrs. James Wilhelm, Roanoke, Va., Elaine, Mrs. Donald Kepple, Bumpass, Va.; two sons-in-law: Thomas Rieder, Jr., Rathbun, and Greg Muhitch and his family, St. Marys; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Mahovlich and his wife Rose Ann, St. Marys, and Joseph Mahovlich and his wife Peggy, Rathbun; a sister, Helen Goodman, Freeport; a sister-in-law, Mary Ostrum, Altoona; and numerous nieces and nephews including a special niece, Jeannie Miller, St. Marys.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Beth Muhitch and Margaret Rieder, and a daughter in infancy, Kathleen Shoup.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, George, Ivan and Steven Mahovlich; and three sisters, Barbara Reed, Katherine Zoschg and Anne Paropacic as well as siblings in infancy.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret L. Shoup will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 325 Center St., St. Marys, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Food Bank, P.O. Box 1033, St. Marys, PA 15857, the Sacred Heart Building Fund, 325 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to a favorite charity.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com .