Margaret Lyon, 85 of Brazil, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004.
Born Dec. 17, 1918, in Vigo County, Ind., she was the daughter of Clarence and May McGranahan Lowe.
Following graduation from Fontanet High School she married Hubert Lyon and moved to the Bee Ridge area where she and Hubert owned and operated Lyon's Diary. In later years, they enjoyed traveling. She was a lifetime member of Peniel United Methodist Church and had participated in the women's group activities. Margaret loved cooking and baking and especially enjoyed teaching others her famous recipes. She was renowned for her pies and noodles.
Her parents; her husband Hubert in 1993; three sisters, Erma Grenhoff, Mildred Brindle and Letha Hoffman; two brothers, Harold Lowe, Raymond Lowe and one granddaughter, Rita Dennis, preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sisters, Doris Brackney of Catlin, Ill., and Helen Dowel of Carmel, Ind.; one daughter, Janice Petro and husband Jim of Columbus, Indiana; three sons, Don Lyon and wife Bonnie of St. Louis, Steve Lyon of Brazil and Bob Lyon and wife Cathy of Brazil; five grandchildren, Julie Lyon Rincon and husband Dan, Amy Petro Rawlings and husband Jason, Emily Petro Schumm and husband Adam, Sara Lyon Neyer and husband John and Aaron Lyon; six great grandchildren and special friend and caregiver, Maude Riley.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home and again Wednesday until time of funeral services. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with burial to follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Peniel United Methodist Church.
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