Obit: Margaret Tinney

Obit: Margaret Tinney

February 6th, 2015 in Obituaries
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Margaret Janet "Peg" Tinney, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. "Peggy" was fondly known as beloved sister and aunt by four generations of family. She was born to Scottish immigrants, Harry P. and Janet N. Tinney in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. Margaret enjoyed a career as computer programmer with Readers Digest in Pleasantville, N.Y., having received IBM training in Manhattan. Though her innovative skills led to an invitation to teach computer programming in China, she declined. Peg cared for her parents until their deaths and moved to Chattanooga over 25 years ago, upon retiring from Readers Digest. Peg served as a board member of the Hickory Valley town homes in addition to being treasurer for many years. She was a member of First-Centenary United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Hodge Sunday School class. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, ENS John Charles Tinney. Aunt Peg is survived by her brother, H. P. "Scotty" Tinney (Lela); niece, Sue (David) Hagan; nephew, Chuck (Melissa) Tinney, four grand-nephews; three grand-nieces; four great-grand-nephews; and five great-grand-nieces, and a host of friends who will love and miss her greatly. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in the Kate Lyle West Chapel of First-Centenary United Methodist Church with Dr. Doug Fairbanks, Dr. Linda McDaniel and Dr. David Harr officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at First-Centenary. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First-Centenary United Methodist Church or charity of choice. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


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