MARGARET MONTGOMERY LEO\nMargaret M. Leo of Butler, \nPennsylvania, passed away on October 30, 2020.\n\nShe was born in Joplin, \nMissouri, and attended Joplin High School. An active \nmember of the Phi Beta Chapter of the Chi Omega \nSorority, she graduated from the University of \nPittsburgh in 1957, earning a Bachelor of Science in \nEducation with a Minor in English. \nMargaret was a first grade \nteacher in the Butler School District. She remained \nan active volunteer in the Butler community \nthroughout her life. Margie enjoyed needlepoint, \nmusic, flowers, her beloved pets, bridge club, time \nspent with family and friends, travel, shopping, and \nwas an avid genealogist.\n Margaret's interest \nin genealogy began in 1976, when she embraced the \nchallenge of researching and tracing her own family \nhistory to a patriot in the American Revolution. \nThus began her journey in tracing and exploring the \nextensive branches of her own family tree, as well \nas assisting others, many of whom became lifelong \nfriends, in discovering their forefathers. \n\nAfter joining the National \nSociety Daughters of the American Revolution in \n1977, she served as General Richard Butler Chapter \nRegent 1986-1989 and later a Past Pennsylvania \nDistrict Director state officer. In 1978, she \norganized the Elizabeth McKinney Society Children of \nthe American Revolution, assisting twelve children \nin charter membership applications, and serving as \nthe first Senior Society President. \nThrough her genealogical \nendeavors, Margaret held membership in an extensive \nlist of lineage societies. She served as National \nPresident of the National Society Daughters of \nColonial Wars from 2007-2010, and held the title of \nHonorary National President for life. She served as \nPresident General of the National Society Children \nof the American Colonists, and held the title \nHonorary President General for life. \nShe served as President of \nthe Connoquenessing Chapter Daughters of the \nAmerican Colonists, and as a Pennsylvania State \nOfficer. She served as President of the Three Rivers \nChapter, National Society Colonial Dames of the \nSeventeenth Century.\nMargaret was an active \nmember of the General Society of Mayflower \nDescendants; the Hereditary Order of the Descendants \nof Colonial Governors; the National Society Dames of \nthe Court of Honor; National Society of New England \nWomen; The National Society of Women Descendants of \nthe Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; The \nHereditary Order of Descendants of the Loyalists and \nPatriots of the American Revolution; National \nSociety United States Daughters of 1812; United \nDaughters of the Confederacy; The Governor William \nBradford Compact; First Families of Maine; the Order \nof Americans of Armorial Ancestry; the National \nSociety Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims; the \nDutch Settlers of Albany; the Order of the First \nFamilies of New Hampshire; and the Dutch Colonial \nSociety; and the National Society of the Southern \nDames of America.\nShe held membership in the \nButler Garden Club, the Gatewood Homeowners \nAssociation, the University of Pittsburgh Alumni \nAssociation, Chi Omega Sorority, P.E.O. Sisterhood \nChapter CC; and St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church. \nShe was a member of the National Gavel Society, and \nwas commissioned a lifetime member of the Honorable \nOrder of Kentucky Colonels.\nMargaret was preceded in \ndeath by her husband of 60 years, Peter Anthony Leo, \nwhom she married on Nov 27, 1957 at St. Paul's \nCathedral, Pittsburgh, PA. Peter was well known in \nthe Butler community as a pharmacist and owner of \nButler Family Drug Stores.\nShe was preceded in death \nby her parents, Cecil and Ruth Montgomery, and a \nbrother, the Reverend William Montgomery. \n\nMargaret is survived by \nfour children: Sharon Leo Clouse and her husband Dr. \nRichard Clouse, of Glasgow, Kentucky; Pamela Leo \nZelinka and her husband Frank (Bud) Zelinka, of \nButler; Stacey Leo Panei and her husband Vernon \nPanei of Hollywood, Maryland; and Peter Montgomery \nLeo of Indian Head, Maryland; one sister: Mrs. \nSusanne McCowan, of El Paso, Texas; one \nsister-in-law: Mrs. Cathy Montgomery, of North \nRidgeville, OH; and four nieces and four nephews. \nShe is survived by nine grandchildren: Dr. Margaret \nClouse Deibel, Dr. Meredith Clouse, Mr. Nick Panei, \nDr. Mallory Clouse, Mr. Anthony Panei, Mr. Mitchell \nClouse, Miss Susanne Panei, Mr. Cameron Zelinka, and \nMiss Ivy Katherine Leo; and one great granddaughter, \nMiss Lisa Margaret Deibel.\nFriends will be received at \nThompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North \nStreet, Butler, PA on Friday, November 6, 2020, 4 to \n7 p.m.\nA Mass of Christian Burial \nwill be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 \na.m. at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Butler, PA. \nEntombment at the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.\nIn lieu of flowers, \nmemorial donations are suggested to Shriners \nHospitals for Children, https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate, \nor to the charity of the donor's choice.