LOWVILLE- Margaret K. Searl, 96, died early Thursday morning, on July 21, 2022
where she had been a patient since Friday.
Mrs. Searl was born on March 9, 1926 in West
Lowville the daughter of the late George A. andMabel (Boliver)
Fitch. Margaret graduated from LowvilleFreeAcademy
and studied nursing for a short time at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She
married Ralph G. Searl on July 2, 1945
at St. Peter's Catholic Church. She and her husband owned and operated Searl Farms in West Lowville.
They were recognized with a “Century Farm Award”. Margaret and Ralph took
great pride in their farm appearance and operation. They retired in 1999, and would eventually move to her current home at Brookside. Ralph died on January 21, 2010.
She is survived
by her two children, Jane M. (Thomas) Gillette of Lyons Falls; John R. Searl of Lowville; her five grandchildren, Brian T.
(Brigitte) Gillette; Tamara (Dr. Donald) Dudley; Jonathan C. (Kasia)
Gillette; Nick (Kim) Searl; and Karla Searl; her eight great grandchildren, Elliot, Samuel,
Karli, Lily, Riley, Cullen, Hannah, and Cameron; her brother, William Fitch
of Perry; nieces and nephews.
predeceased by her two brothers, Charles E. and George A. Fitch, Jr.
Margaret was a
communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and St. Therese’s Guild, a board
member of Farmer Home Administration and WestLowvilleRuralCemetery,
a member of West Lowville Grange, and Lewis County Cooperative Extension.
She enjoyed time
at her Brantingham cottage, going to Florida, and loved spending
time with her grandchildren.
A Mass will be
said on Monday, July 25,
2022 at at St. Peter's Catholic Church, with Rev.
Douglas A. Decker, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in WestLowvilleRuralCemetery. There are
no calling hours.
Margaret’s name may be made to: WestLowvilleRuralCemetery, c/o Sylvia
Woodhouse, Treasurer, 7546
State Route 12, Lowville, NY13367