Margaret I. Brightbill, 77, a resident of Pennswood Village, Newtown, PA, died on February 9, 2012. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Gloucester City School Superintendent David F. and Margaret Christiansen Brightbill. She is predeceased by her sister Madeline E. Brightbill, and survived by her sister Marian B. Rowe also of Newtown, a niece Barbara Rowe of Wilmington, NC, and two nephews: Rev. David Rowe of Lawrenceville, NJ, and Steven Rowe, of Delmar, NY, as well as three great nieces and a great nephew.
A graduate of Douglass College with a degree in Botany, she was an analyst for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture ending her career as department head. After her retirement, she pursued a wide variety of interests, most particularly her love of rug hooking. As a member of the Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild, fondly called "Hooksome and Chatmore", she had many very close and dear friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Titusville United Methodist Church, Titusville, NJ on April 14, 2012 at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Titusville United Methodist Church of Titusville, NJ
Arrangements are under the direction of the Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Newtown, PA. 215-968-3891.
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