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Margaret Ellen Perkett

February 9, 1920 July 6, 2018
Margaret Ellen Perkett
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Obituary for Margaret Ellen Perkett

Margaret Ellen Perkett, age 98, lifetime Lapeer resident, died Friday, July 6, 2018. She was born February 9, 1920 at the family home in Elba, to David and Bessie (Barber) Ryan.

Mrs. Perkett graduated from Lapeer County Normal and taught there for 6 years, she spent the rest of her teaching career at Hadley Elementary School. Margaret taught second grade and specialized in helping children read. She was a lifetime member of the Michigan Education Association. After her husband Eric died in 1977, she tutored children in reading until she was unable to in 2011. Margaret was a lifetime member of Elba United Methodist Church, where she had many many dear lifelong friends.

Margaret is survived by her son: David (Cathy) Perkett of Lapeer; grandchildren: Eric (Wendy) Perkett and Amy (Andy) Tyvorik; great-grandchildren: Cadie, Scott and Jack; and niece: Linda Gustafson. She was preceded in death by her husband Eric Perkett; parents: David and Bessie Ryan; and brother: Frank Ryan.

No formal funeral service will take place for Mrs. Perkett. She will be buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, next to her husband Eric. Memorial contributions may be made to Elba United Methodist Church, 154 S. Elba Rd., Lapeer, Michigan 48446. Condolences and memories may be shared at


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Elba United Methodist Church

154 S. Elba Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

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