Margaret Hackler Hill, 102, of Marshall, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Grace Rich Home in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Marshall, with Rev. Kathleen Schmidtke officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, where an Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 10:15 a.m., prior to the funeral service. Memorials are suggested to the church in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Sept. 27, 1907, in Macon, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Nellie White Collett. On April 20, 1929, in Macon, she married Ronald A. Hackler, who preceded her in death March 16, 1968. On Feb. 24, 1972, in Marshall, she married Dr. W. Hobart Hill, who preceded her in death Oct. 30, 1985. She was a longtime member and former Sunday school teacher at First United Methodist Church in Marshall. She was a teacher in Macon for 13 years before moving to Marshall. She and her husband, Ronald Hackler, owned and operated Hackler's Shoe Store on the south side of the Marshall square for 45 years, where she worked full time until age 80. She was a member of Chapter GM of the P.E.O Sisterhood, a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star #408 in Marshall and Monday Club. She was a longtime former member of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce and the Retail Merchants Committee. She had resided at the Grace Rich Home the past two years. Prior to this, she had resided for a number of years at the Georgia Brown Blosser Home, where she had also served on the board.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Jackie Hackler of Marshall; a grandson, Mason Hackler of Kansas City; two stepchildren, John Hobart Hill of Denison Texas and Carol J. Duggins of Waynesboro, Va.; two great-granddaughters, Brianna Hackler and Allyse Hackler; five step-grandchildren, Scott Sloan of Indianola, Iowa, John D. Duggins of Staunton, Va., Frances M. Manly of Charlottesville, Va., Michael Shawn Hill of Austin, Texas, and Neva Biggs of Austin, Texas; 11 step-great-grandchildren and several step-great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard M. Hackler; one brother, Mason Collett; and two sisters, Alta Perry and Mary Catherine Day.
Additional information provided per family recompense.