Margaret H Biddle

November 13, 1927July 18, 2011

Margaret Hanns Biddle passed away on Monday July 18, 2011 at the Pine Run Health Center in Doylestown. She was 83 years of age. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late George Ellwood Hanns and Florence Hardgrove Hanns. Marge was a resident of Doylestown, PA for the past 6 months. She had previously lived in Line Lexington, PA, Southampton, NJ and was a Philadelphia resident for over 50 years.

Marge was a retired Federal Government Services Agency Budget Analyst in Philadelphia, PA. She was a former member of the Parish of All Saints Episcopal Church in Rhawnhust. She was a soloist and a member of the choir. She was also a soloist at St. Luke and the Epiphany Church in Philadelphia.

Margaret was an excellent singer and performer. Her memorable role was as Momma Morton in “Chicago” at the Huntingdon Valley Dinner Theater. Margaret was also a member of the Northeast Oratorio Society, the Mendelssohn Club, and the Harmony Singing Society all of Philadelphia. She enjoyed attending the Metropolitan Opera and maintained a subscription to the Walnut Street Theater.

Marge enjoyed traveling. She was an avid QVC shopper. She was a very stylish woman and was a “Gilded Lily”.

Margaret was the beloved wife of James Bruce Biddle for 52 years before his death in 2001. She was the devoted mother of Kim (William) Sands of Furlong, PA, Heidi B. Roth of Philadelphia, and Brenda (Jeffery) McCoach of Line Lexington. She was the loving grandmother of Rachel and Sarah McCoach, Elizabeth and William Sands, Jr. She was the sister of Florence Thorpe of Newtown and the late George Ellwood Hanns, Jr. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday July 22 from 9 to 10:30 AM at the Memorial Church of St. Luke, 1946 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA. Her service will follow at 10:30 AM. The interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the Masonic Charities, One Masonic Drive Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

Arrangements under the direction of Lamb Funeral Home Inc., Huntingdon Valley, PA.


  • Visitation Friday, July 22, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 22, 2011

Margaret H Biddle

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July 24, 2011

Heidi & family, very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a lovely woman and gifted singer. I will treasure memories of her from Northeast Oratorio Society.
Marge McAna

July 22, 2011

Dear Heidi,

We offer condolences to you and your family. A difficult time for you, to be sure, but with the help of time life will become sweet again. It was our pleaslure to have met your mother on a Good Friday a year or so ago. Be well.


Keith Shively - Tom Williams

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

July 22, 2011

Dear Kim, Heidi, and Brenda, With deepest sympathy to all of you on the death of your dear mother, Marge. I plan to be at the church to mourn with you the loss of her. May she rest in peace! Bill Lewis and family

July 21, 2011

Kim and family,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I'll never forget the time Kathy and I were in Bermuda and a cruise ship pulled in where we sitting in a park and this lovely lady yelling BENNY BENNY. God bless and keep up the faith as I know the feeling. Ben Grscom Florida

July 21, 2011

Kim, Brenda and Heidi, I am sad for your loss. Although I didn't get to visit Aunt Margaret often, I will always remember her great zest for life and sense of humor. I wish I could have enjoyed her company more often. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol Moore
(Tucson, Arizona)

George Hanns

July 21, 2011

Kim,Heidi,Brenda,and continued families so very sorry for your loss.Just try to
remember all the good times she shared
with all of us.I can remember her laughing a lot,and she enjoyed company.

Janet Mansfield

July 21, 2011

Heidi, I was saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I pray that you and your family find solace in memories of your mother during happier, healthier times. God bless.

Janet Mansfield

July 21, 2011

Heidi, I was saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I hope you and your family find solace in memories of your mother during happier, healthier times. We can talk when you get back.

Howard Hugo

July 21, 2011

Marge was a great friend and gifted performer. She certainly will be missed by all those who knew her.

Ann Mullen

July 20, 2011

Heidi, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow in your life.