April 12, 1918 ~ June 4, 2012
Margaret Harmon Hermann Margaret Hermann passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday evening, June 3, 2012, with her loving husband of 64 years, Dr. George Hermann, her daughter, Beverly Mangrum, and her son, Steve Hermann by her side. Margaret Peg Hermann resided in Decatur, Georgia, but was born in Norfolk Virginia on April 12, 1918. She was the daughter of Walter and Lura Sibert and was preceded in death by a brother, Beverly Sibert who died in WWII. Margaret graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a BS in medical technology. She worked in several hospitals until the outbreak of WWII. She volunteered to serve as a WAVE and was assigned to work in the Navy hospital in Honolulu Hawaii. After the war she went to the University of Kentucky where she worked on a Master's degree in Microbology. She moved to Georgia when her husband took a job as one of the early employees at the Centers for Disease Control. Margaret returned to college at the age of 50 and earned a masters degree in early childhood education from the University of Georgia. She worked in the Atlanta Public School's Head Start program teaching underprivileged children. Upon retirement she was able to pursue her interest in art. She specialized in making exact replicas of antique porcelain dolls. Margaret is survived by her husband Dr. George J. Hermann; son George Stephen Hermann; daughter Beverly Mangrum; granddaughters Lindsay Boseman and Kristin Goin; grandson Paul Wardrip and great grandson Luke Boseman. A service celebrating her life will be held at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church Saturday, June 16, 2012 at eleven a.m. in the morning. The church is located at 1790 Lavista Road Northeast Atlanta, GA 30329. The service will be followed by a reception in the church reception hall. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Bartholomew's.