Margaret E. Douglas 93, a past resident of New Middletown, Ohio, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Hospice House on Sharrott Road.
Margaret was born in New Middletown on Nov. 10,1919. She was the daughter of the late O.B. and Allura Heck Metz.
She was the wife of the late C. Floyd Douglas whom she married on Dec. 16 1939.
Margaret received her education at the Springfield High School. She went on to work for Peoples Bank and the Tigers Table restaurant. She retired at the age of 75.
Margaret was involved in the Mt. Jackson Civic Club. She hosted couples card parties, she had been a member of the Bethel United Presbyterian Church Choir and had taught Sunday School.
She was a caregiver by nature, enjoyed people, loved to socialize, was famous for her Sweet Rolls and had especially enjoyed traveling to Nova Scotia. Margaret was also a gifted poet.
Margaret was loved by all who knew her and were drawn by her kindly nature. She endeared herself to both young and old. Her consistent life and testimony will be an inspiration in the lives of many in the years to come.
She bore her infirmities patiently, placing her trust in her Heavenly Father. She will be missed.
Margaret is survived by her four daughters: Kathy Brandt and her husband Bill of New Middletown, Janet Downing and her husband Bob of The Woodlands Texas, Linda Leicht of Struthers, and Donita Gerner and her husband Robert of Columbiana.
She also leaves 9 grandchildren; Lisa and Darrell Arms, Lori and Clint Scroggs, Julie and Sam Seargent, Joni and Morgan Douglas, Corrie Leicht Adams and Charlie, Maggie Downing, Doug and Carrie Downing, Jane and Ryan Medema and Kimberlie Gerner. Also she leaves 17 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by not only her parents and husband but also a sister Betty Crowell and brothers Robert and Russell Metz.
Visitation for Margaret will be on Tuesday, April 9 from 5 pm until 8 pm and on Wednesday, April 10 from 10 am until the 11 am service at the Free Methodist Community Church in New Middletown, Ohio. Shared service will be with Rev Justin Ross of the Free Methodist Community Church and Margaret's granddaughter Pastor Lori Scroggs. Margaret will be laid to rest in the Bethel U.P. Cemetery in Enon Valley Pa.
The Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer, Pa., (724-667-7733) is in charge of arrangements.