Marguerite Shiffler Heid

February 25, 1926February 20, 2021

Marguerite Shiffler Heid passed away peacefully February 20, 2021 surrounded by the love of her family. She was born in Putney, KY on February 25, 1926 to Lillian and George Shiffler. After the premature death of her father the family moved to Marlinton, WV to be closer to her grandparents. Marguerite graduated from Marlinton High School and attended the nursing program at Garfield Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. After graduation, she was commissioned in the Navy Nurse Corps and was assigned to Portsmouth Naval Hospital. It is at this time she met the love of her life, LTJG Charles Christian Heid (who lovingly called her “Beautiful”) and married in 1952. As they started their family, her service transitioned to military wife. Marguerite kept the home front together as Charlie continued serving in the military reaching the rank of Rear Admiral. Retirement brought them to the Annapolis area where they resided for 28 years, first in the South River Landing community and finally in Spring Arbor, Severna Park. They were members of St John Neumann Church in Annapolis. Strong supporters of all Navy sports, they tailgated, and traveled extensively. Marguerite enjoyed trying new recipes to share with company, whether family and close friends or their extended Navy community. Second only to her family, she loved nothing more than a full house and feeding people. She loved gathering the family for vacations at the beach, reading, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and playing bridge. After relocating to Spring Arbor, she enjoyed picking up bridge again and playing Rummikub with her new friends. Marguerite will be remembered as a true and graceful lady, a devoted wife, a gentle and loving mother, and lovely hostess. Her memory is cherished by her husband of 68 years, Charles, and five grown children, Charlotte McCormick (Robert), Sheree Wydra (Mark), David Heid (Patti), Stephen Heid (Kei) and Marianne Stack (James), two nieces Elizabeth Allaire, Marguerite Shiffler, and nephew George Shiffler, 14 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Out of concern for the Coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service and interment will be held in Annapolis, MD at a later and safer date. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Navy Nurse Corps Association ( for scholarships.


14 July

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

USNA Main Chapel

Annapolis, MD 21402


Marguerite Shiffler Heid

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