Margaret Haher

Margaret Lou “Peg” Fickle Haher, 86, a resident of Beverly, passed from this life Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Kim, surrounded by her family.

Peg was born Thursday, Jan. 20, 1927, in Colfax, Ind., the only child of the late Morris L. Fickle and Margaret Ethel Dukes Fickle.

She grew up in Mulberry, Ind., until she left for Indiana University and later transferred to Purdue University where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in bacteriology on June 19, 1949.

On June, 20, 1949, in Lafayette, Ind., she married her loving husband of 64 years, John James “Jack” Haher, who survives in Beverly.

Others left to cherish Peg’s memory are her three daughters, Kathleen Hamrick of Charleston, Kimberlee Haher and husband, Larry Kimble, of Elkins and Jan Johnson and husband, Stanley, of Charleston; her five grandchildren, Jess Hamrick, Tyler Nestor, Tate Summerfield and husband, Ryan, Wesley Tuel and wife, Jessica, and Alex Tuel and wife, Laura; and her great-grandchildren, Hannah Summerfield, Olivia Tuel, Dylan Tuel and Hudson Tuel.

Margaret was preceded in death by grandson, Jack Nestor.

Life for Margaret was always an adventure, and she embraced her role of a wife and mother with true passion and aplomb. Margaret and Jack lived in five states, and more than a dozen cities. Margaret made a home out of 20 different houses with love and style. Margaret and Jack traveled the world together including visits to all 50 states. Margaret had an extreme passion for bridge, reading, bowling and puzzling. She was an accomplished golfer and made Jack look great every time they took a dance floor. She loved and took great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and in her ability to remember their birthdays. Margaret was a loyal and true friend to many and will always be remembered for her intelligence, beauty and grace. She was a member of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services for Peg will be conducted at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Starcher will officiate. Peg’s request for cremation will then be honored, and inurnment will follow at a later date in Maplewood Cemetery.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Margaret Lou “Peg” Fickle Haher. Send online condolences to the family at