Margaret Ann Housley, 61, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Life Care of East Ridge while battling cancer.She was born on April 6, 1952 in Galesburg, Mich. She graduated from Galesburg/Augusta High School in 1970 and from Tennessee Temple University in 1974 with a BS degree. She also sang with the concert choir. She later earned her certification in NILD.Margarets battle with cancer was long and courageous with many obstacles. Her faith in God was an inspiration to all that knew her. Margaret loved the Lord and wanted to serve Him daily. She found many outlets to praise and glorify Him on a daily basis. She loved teaching and taught school at Unity, Hamill Road, Berean and Calvary Independent Baptist Church/Schools, where she also was principle and went to church. Margaret volunteered with several activities for church and school.Margaret loved to travel; she has been to all states except Alaska and traveled to Europe twice. She loved to cross stitch, do ceramics and scrapbooking.Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Lowell and Esther Lancaster; and father-in-law, Clyde F. Housley.Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Sonny Housley; son, John (Carolyn) Housley; mother-in-law, Daisy Housley; sisters, Lois (Bill) Wolthuis, Linda (Jim) DePue, Ethel Loveland; sister-in-law, Judy (Gary) Franks; and a large extended family.Special thanks goes to staff of East Ridge Life Care and Avalon Hospice for their special care.Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Pastor Clifton Roth officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.