Margaret E. "Peggy" McGuirk, \nof Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 5, \n2021 at Butler Hospital.\n\nShe was born January 13, 1934 in Chicora, PA to the \nlate Lorenzo and Florence (Gilmore) McCollough. \nPeggy worked as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Will \nSuppler and Dr. Richard Bonnett \nbefore retiring in 1993. She had a variety of \ninterests and was involved with Rainbow Girls and \nEastern Star for many years. Peggy began playing the \norgan at the age of fourteen, following in the \nfootsteps of her mother, and has served as a church \norganist for almost 72 years. One friend noted that \nshe spend more time "on the bench" than Judge Judy. \nShe was currently the organist at Covenant UP Church \nin Butler and enjoyed planning and preparing music \nfor festive seasons of the church year, working with \nsoloists and choirs.\n\nPeggy loved music and played for many shows with MTG \nTheatre, MTG (Bob McGInnis) Singers, Jewish Men's \nChorale, Hill Youth Chorale and Swingsations. She \nserved as a board member for the Butler Symphony for \nalmost 20 years and recently as the secretary for \nthe Homeowner's Association at Crown Pointe. Other \ninterests included traveling with family members and \nan annual family vacation to Lakeside, OH. She was \nknown for her pleasant and accommodating nature, \nexcept when it came to playing cards with her \ngrandchildren. Peggy always had a "project" in \nprocess, and delighted in traveling to assist her \nchildren in seasonal activities as "extra hands" \nwere needed. She had an open heart and was devoted \nto her family, and friends.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband of 60 \nyears, Robert McGuirk. They were strong supporters \nof the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh \nPops, and served as ushers for many years at Benedum \nCenter.\n\nShe is survived by one son John E. McGuirk (Richard \nKnaggs) of San Francisco, CA, and three daughters \nKathy (Dr. Tim Philabaum) of Perrysburg, OH, Margie \n(Dr. Dan Vogt) of Delaware, OH , Beth (Gary Gazica) \nof Westview, PA, 10 grandchildren, 9 \ngreat-grandchildren, niece Martha Zeigler (Paul) \nEberhardt of North Hills, PA and brother John \n(Brice) McCollough of Blue Belle, PA and other \nnieces and nephews.\n\nA private burial was held on Wednesday, Dec 8 at \nHemphill Cemetery, Chicora, PA.\n\nA Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January \n8 at 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church, \n215 North McKean Street, Butler. The family requests \nthat only those who are vaccinated attend the \nCelebration of Life, and masks will be required.\n\nMemorials can be made to Butler County Symphony \nAssociation, 295 South Main Street, Butler, PA 16001 \nor Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 East Jefferson, \nButler, PA 16001.\nArrangements are being \nhandled by the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home.