LOWVILLE – Margaret Louis Tuttle, 76, died peacefully at the comfort care room at Lewis County Hospital surrounded by her family on Monday morning, December 2, 2019.
Margaret was born on December 19, 1942 in Lowville, the daughter of the late Milfred H. and Myrtle Dorothy (Edick) Rhone. She graduated from General Martin High School in 1961 and married David W. Tuttle on September 30, 1961 at the Greig Methodist Church with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, officiating. Margaret worked for a short time at A.M.F., then stopped work to raise their four children, along with the many other children she cared for over the years at her home day care.
Surviving are her husband David, their children, Dr. Shirley Tuttle-Malone (Michael), Mark A. (Tina) Tuttle, Lyndon S. (Deana) Tuttle, and her daughter-in-law, Sheryl A. Tuttle Lamb; her grandchildren who she cherished, Jared Malone, Ella Malone, Skyler (Tiffany) Tuttle, Dana (Jared) Gaines, Amber Tuttle, Kirstin Tuttle, Devrin Hannan, Aidan Church, Colton Church, Ashley (Dean) Oakes, Benjamin Tuttle and Kathryn Tuttle; eight great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her son, David M. Tuttle, her sister, Shirley E. Roy, her brothers, Herbert M., Harold, Harvey, and Willard Rhone.
Calling hours will be on Friday, December 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Sundquist Funeral Home.
Her funeral will be on Saturday, December 7th at 11:00 A.M. at New Day Community Church, Lowville with Rev. Glenn Olmstead, officiating. A celebration of life will follow at the New Bremen Fire Hall and is welcome to all family and friends. Spring burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Margaret was a woman of great Christian faith who led her life by example, never complaining, always having a word of encouragement or something to make you laugh. She was a member of New Day Community Church. She and David resided on Beaver Lake as the caretakers at Beaver Camp for seven years, following their retirement. Margaret was an avid bird watcher, especially loving cardinals; she enjoyed baking, canning, cooking, gardening and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the 4th floor nursing home staff for their extremely loving care they showed Margaret, along with Tina Bates, RN, Charity Glenn, RN, and all the many other staff members, too numerous to list, at LCGH.
Memorials in Margaret’s name may be made to: Beaver Camp, c/o Campership Fund, 8884 Buck Point Road, Lowville, NY 13367 or https://beavercamp.org
Messages of sympathy may be shared with the family online at: www.sundquistfh.com