Marguerite Rawlings Supler, 89, of Gloucester, died peacefully on Jan. 6, 2021.
She was born May 4, 1931 in Greensburg, Pa., to John Leonard Rawlings and Marguerite Spessard Rawlings.
She earned her undergraduate degree at University of Pittsburgh in 1953, and then went back to Pitt at 40 years old after her youngest child was in school to obtain a Master of Social Work in 1975. She worked as a psychiatric therapist for the Mental Health Clinic Human Services Center in New Castle, Pa., and then as a Home and School Visitor/School social worker in Butler Area Schools until retirement in 1993.
She married Dr. Will Supler in 1955. They moved to Butler, Pa., in 1959 when Dr. Supler opened his practice of dentistry. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her brothers, John L. Rawlings and H. Edward Rawlings, and sister, Arline R. Farnon. She is survived by her children, Jonathon Will Supler (Susan) of Raleigh, N.C., Blaise Supler (Carl Jess) of El Paso, Texas, Timothy L. Supler (Beverly) of Newport News, Va., and Marguerite (Maggie) S. Mullen (Tim) of Saxonburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Heather McCullough (Bryan) of Houston, Texas, Katie Supler Del Rosario of Arlington, Va., Daniel Mullen of Glenshaw, Pa., Andrew Mullen of Saxonburg, Pa., Trevor and Eva Jess of El Paso, Texas, Keith Kenyon of Cabot, Pa., and five great-grandchildren.
When she lived in Butler, she was on the Board of Directors of Visiting Nurses and Visiting Home Care Services; and was a member of the Advisory Group for Child Abuse with Butler Children and Youth Services. She was a board member of Butler Public Library, Catholic Social Services, and Butler Performing Arts Society. She was active in the American Society of University Women, the League of Women Voters, the Junior Woman’s Club, and the Butler Garden Club.
After moving to Gloucester, she was a member and past-president of the North River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons, a member of Master Gardeners since 1990, and a member of the Fine Arts Association of the Middle Peninsula.
She lived at Sanders Independent Living since 2010 and faithfully led an exercise group three days a week until shortly before the pandemic. A celebration of life TBD post-COVID. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to your local library or a charity of your choice.
Cremation Society of Virginia-Newport News assisted the family with arrangements.