Mrs. Margaret Herschner Hitchman

Mrs. Margaret Herschner Hitchman

Apr 02, 1919 - Mar 11, 2021
Charleston, WV

Mrs. Margaret Herschner Hitchman

Apr 02, 1919 - Mar 11, 2021
Charleston, WV


Margaret Herscher Hitchman, 101, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, at her residence in Charleston, WV.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Hitchman; parents, George S. Herscher and Grace (Sutherland) Herscher; and son, Bruce N. Hitchman.

Margaret has three surviving children, Joseph M. “Joe” Hitchman (Nancy) of Pawleys Island, SC, Grace H. McGrath (Bill) of San Diego, CA, and Eve A. Carter (Alan) of Staunton, VA; brother, George Herscher of Fort Myers, FL; along with six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Margaret was a graduate of Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA, Nursing University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and Morris Harvey College, Charleston, WV, as well as served our country during World War II in the United States Navy. She was retired from the nursing staff of the Intensive Coronary Care Unit at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Always active in her community, Margaret served as Emerita Member of the Board of Trustees at Mary Baldwin College, was an Elder at Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, Fisherville, VA, and Bream Memorial, Charleston, WV, and was Volunteer Director at CAMC General Hospital and Meals on Wheels.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Salvation Army, 301 Tennessee Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302.
She will be interred beside her late husband at Donel C. Kinnard State Veteran’s Cemetery, Dunbar, WV.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, WV, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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3 responses to Mrs. Margaret Herschner Hitchman

  1. Peggy was fascinating to talk with. She was a role model for many, kind, generous and loving. She will be so missed. Prayers for her family and all who love her.

  2. Debbie Weeks says:

    As charter members of South Aiken Presbyterian Church in 1955 in Aiken, S.C., the Hitchmans were an integral part of the growth of the Church. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hitchman served on numerous committees.
    The Weeks family, also charter members, has fond memories of the Hitchmans and our years together in Aiken. Aiken was a wonderful place to grow up.
    We send our deepest sympathies to Joe, Grace, Eve, and their families.

    Jean Weeks (widow of Preston Weeks)
    Buddy Weeks
    Debbie Weeks

  3. Dear Family, So many memories surfaced when I learned of Peggy’s departure. She was on the building committee at the South Aiken Presbyterian Church in Aiken SC when I was minister. It was my privilege to conduct the Wedding of Grace and Bill. We were with them in San Diego for a visit. Peggy planned the Baptismal Font. It is a huge rock with a hewed out area for a bowl. They were active members and fun to be with. Please know of my prayers and thoughts during this time of grief. Geneva entered her Heavenly Home last September 5, 2020. I live in Spartanburg. If you are ever in this direction, please stop by. My love to all the family. Bob Pettit

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