The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

May 7, 2010

Margarette C. Fessel

Retired administrator did handcrafts, owned shop


The Herald

---- — ORLANDO, Fla. — Margarette C. Fessel of 474 Towerwood Blvd., Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Shady Avenue, Sharon, went home to be with the Lord at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Florida Hospital from complications after open heart surgery. She was 68.

Mrs. Fessel was born Feb. 16, 1941, in Sharon to Joseph and Frances Pfiefer Meyer.

A 1958 alumna of Sharon High School, she graduated from the former Shenango Valley School of Business.

Mrs. Fessel retired as assistant administrator of the former business school’s Sharon and New Bedford sites.

She was also owner and operator of the former Margarette’s Ceramic Shop in Sharon.

Margarette served as regional director of the Eastern Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and was founder of the Lake Julia Chapter of EGA, Sharon. She also belonged to the American Needlepoint Guild, New Castle.

A homemaker, Margarette was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sharon.

Gifted in handcrafts, she was an artist. Besides embroidery and needlepoint, she enjoyed tole painting, ceramics and sewing. In her younger years, she designed clothing that she, her children and others often wore. Margarette was a woman of many talents and excelled in them all.

Her husband, Thomas J. Fessel, whom she married Feb. 14, 1974, survive at home.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael Cmar, West Rockport, Maine; and John Cmar, Rehoboth Beach, Del.; a daughter, Linda O’Driscoll and her husband Greg, Sellersville, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Katherine Fisher, Sellersville; and David Cmar, Grapevine, Texas.

Margarette was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Christopher Cmar.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (5-8-10) in First United Methodist Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Roberts, pastor, officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.