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Margaret Ann Sedlecky

January 13, 1924 ~ May 27, 2018 (age 94)

Margaret “Peggy” Grove Sedlecky, born January 13, 1924, passed away peacefully at her home in Fort Walton Beach surrounded by her loving family on May 27, 2018.  Her strong spirituality and loving concern for each member of her family will be deeply missed.

Margaret is survived by her husband and childhood sweetheart from the age of ten, Alexander F. Sedlecky;  five children, Maureen Nation (Fred) of Daphne, AL, Brian (Margaret) of Bay Minette, AL, Alexander (Karen) of Mobile, AL, Daniel (Leiah) of Cumming, GA, and Valerie Snyder (Paul) of Navarre, FL; ten grandchildren, Nicole Clements (Matthew), Nathan Packard (Jess), Jeremy Snyder (Rowena), Rachel Hansen (John), Stephanie Sedlecky (Russell Gwin), Sara Griffin (Brandon), Laura Cedillo (Joey), Gregory Sedlecky, Michelle Snyder, and Michael Snyder, 15 great grandchildren, Samuel, Noah and Gabriel Clements, Kaleigh Packard, Nikolas and Roman Snyder, Kaylis , Gavin and Hayley Hansen, Ashlyn Sedlecky, Kaia, Chloe, and Dylan Griffin, and Julian and Audrey Cedillo; and daughter-in-law Teresa Packard of Groveport, OH.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Parker A. & Ann Margaret Kielty Grove; brothers, Jack, James, William and Charles Grove; sisters, Betty Steimle, and Mary Petterson; son, Robert Packard, two grandsons, Shane Sedlecky, and Daniel Snyder, and great grandson, Benjamin Clements.

Margaret was proud of her Irish heritage receiving Irish citizenship by grandparent derivation.

During WWII, Margaret was not, as she insisted, “Rosy the Riveter,” but “Peggy the Machinist.”  She machined high tolerance industrial items, such as B-29 aircraft parts which coincidentally her sweetheart and future husband, Alex, flew during the last period of the war.

Margaret’s family wishes to thank the staff of Emerald Coast Hospice for their loving and professional care.

A private celebration of life service will be held at a future date. Interment will be in Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, FL.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to your selected charitable cause.

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