Margaret "Peg" L. Howell

August 16, 1941 ~ June 11, 2019 (age 77)


Margaret L. “Peg” (Pater) Howell, 77 of Russellton, West Deer Township, passed away Tuesday June 11, 2019 at Concordia Lutheran Ministries Cabot after losing her battle to cancer. She was born August 16, 1941 in Indianola to the late Ann and Louis Pater. Margaret worked as a CNA for many years last working at Tandem Healthcare in Cheswick for 13 ½ years before retiring. Margaret was a caring person who always took care of others and put everyone else first.  She took care of her husband for 10 years after a stroke left him paralyzed.  She enjoyed flower gardening, spending time with her grandkids, playing bingo, her “Saturday” morning Target shopping trips, afterwards going to Cheswick Floral to play her lucky lottery numbers. Lastly she loved spending time with her cats, she was an animal lover but always had a fondness for cats.

Margaret is survived by her daughters Stephanie Wargo (Stan Mubel) and Jennifer Wargo (Eric Swierczewski); proud grandmother of Madison Mubel and Rhiannon & Nicholas Swierczewski.  Also survived by a sister Bertha Bolton, and two brothers Louis (Elaine) Pater and Albert (Karen) Pater; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy “Red” Howell and her brother Robert Pater.

At Peg’s request all viewing, services and burial were private. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer.  View obituary online and leave condolences at

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