The Life of Margaretta A Turkington
Margaretta Alice Turkington (Gretta) of Lansdowne and Wallingford, on June 2, 2018.
Predeceased by her father William Alfred Turkington, her mother Anna Turkington, and her sister Ruth Robinson. Gretta graduated from Upper Darby High School and went to work for the American Express Travel Agency. She won a 15 day all-expenses paid trip to London, Paris and Rome in 1959 that sparked a love for travel that never waned. Gretta, her mom, and her sister Ruth traveled every chance they could. Gretta retired after 20 years as an Executive Secretary for Rohm & Haas in 1982.
She filled her retirement years by becoming more involved with her church. Gretta was active in the Vestry and served three years as President of the Women's Club at St. John's in Lansdowne. Gretta also worked part-time at Delaware County Hospital but her favorite position was "kidsitting" as she called it.
Her love for people young and old endeared her to all who knew her. She was a member of The Church of the Holy Comforter in Drexel Hill.
Friends are invited to her Funeral Service on Thursday at 10:30 AM where friends may call after 10:00 AM at the Church of the Holy Comforter, 1000 Burmont Rd., Drexel HIll, PA.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children 3551 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA. 19140