Margaret M. Little, Scranton, died Sunday evening in the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania. Her husband is William Little. The couple celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in August.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Margaret Clark Baeurle. She was a graduate of the former Scranton Central High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marywood University. She also attended graduate school at Montclair State University. Prior to retirement she had been employed as an elementary school teacher in Scranton, Newton, Mass and Bloomfield, NJ. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.
Margaret was an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry. She also derived great satisfaction from teaching others to read in the SCOLA Literacy Program. Happily, and without any thought of remuneration, she bought special books for and tutored children in her neighborhood when parents requested help for their kids in school.
Deeply religious and highly courageous, Margaret maintained a positive, optimistic attitude throughout the long ordeal of the debilitating illness that finally claimed her life. She was both gracious and caring, and her warm, kindly approach was evident in her everyday life. Those whose lives she touched would probably agree that her greatest gift to them was herself.
Surviving are a brother Eugene and his wife Mary Lavelle Baeurle; a niece and nephews Ann Marie Borcky and her husband Richard, James Baeurle and his wife Courtney, Michael Baeurle and his wife Rebecca, William Mang and his wife Donna, and Robert Mang and his wife Kathie; several great nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by a niece Marguerite Mang Patrick wife of George Patrick.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Rev Joseph Sica.
Friends may call Friday from 9:30am until time of Mass.
Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made SCOLA Volunteers for Literacy 2013 Boulevard Avenue, Suite One Scranton Pa 18509.
Arrangements by the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton.