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Margaret Ann ‘Peggy’ Thorne Hewell

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Margaret Ann “Peggy” Thorne Hewell passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. She was born in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 16, 1951, to Dr. Milner Spear Thorne and Polly Perry Thorne.

For 30 years, she pursued her passion and shared her gift of teaching children to read.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Sally Thorne Shields.

Peggy is survived by her loving husband, Johnny Hewell of Nixon; her daughter, Heather Lea Cirillo and husband Joey of Spring; her son, Shawn Thomas Hewell and wife Sandra of New Braunfels; her grandchildren, Tristan Cirillo, Abbrianna Cirillo, Christopher Meiss, Destiny Rodriguez, April Seele, Alison Seele, Gabrielle Hewell, and Elizabeth Hewell; her sister, Deborah Teten and husband William of Tyler; her brother, Zachary Spear Thorne of Philadelphia, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Gloria Eshelman and husband Dean of Livingston; her brother-in-law, Dr. Thomas Shields of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 15, from 5-8 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon.

A funeral service was held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Interment followed in the Nixon Cemetery in Nixon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 20, Nixon, TX 78140; or Guadalupe Regional Hospice, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, TX 78155.

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