Margaret A. Piety

April 18, 1929 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 93)


Margaret A. Piety, 93, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Bickford Senior Living in Wabash, Indiana. She was born to Floyd and Edith (Oliphant) Piety on April 18, 1929.

Margaret started school in Andrews, then finished early education in Marion, graduating from Marion High School in 1946. After earning a B.S. in Education from Ball State, she taught Elementary Music in New Haven and East Chicago, playing Violin in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Gary Symphany during those periods.

An M.S. in Education came in 1957 from Indiana University followed by 32 years of teaching in Logansport where she was Director of Elementary Music Education. During those years she held a membership in Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Woman Educators. 

She had opportunity to travel widely in the United States and after retirement in Europe. Trips also took her to Israel and Alaska. 

Retiring early in 1989, to care for an ailing mother put her in LaFontaine, attending the Boundary Line Church of Christ where her grandfather had preached in the early 1900's. Recent attendance has been at the South Marion Church of Christ, having been baptized there at an early age. 

While living in LaFontaine, Margaret played for several years in the North Manchester Symphony. She also held membership in the Wabash Musicale and the LaFontaine Literary Club, and helped serve meals on wheels to shut ins.

She is survived by cousins, Susan Price and Lynn Quatman and their families. Also, cousins in Terre Haute, Lila Waugh and Linda Vogus. 

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022, at LaFontaine I.O.O.F. cemetery in LaFontaine, Indiana with Howard Whittlesey officiating. 

Memorial may be directed to Delta Kappa Gamma- Gamma Mu Chapter in Logansport to the Margaret Piety Music Scholarship. Mail memorials to DKG Treasurer, 2500 High Street, Logansport, Indiana 46947.

McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Margaret Piety's final arrangements.

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Graveside Service
July 29, 2022

2:00 PM
LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery
State Road 15
LaFontaine, IN 46940

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