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Mrs. Margaret Ruth AwaltMargaret Ruth Awalt, 94, of Lancaster, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on Monday, August 29, 2011 at Fairfield Medical Center. She was born September 28, 1916 in Fairfield County and was the daughter of the late James Russell and Iva Montana (Gardner) Duncan.
Margaret was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church on Crumley Road in Lancaster. She was employed for many years with the J.C. Penney Company. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and working with her flowers.
She is survived by her son Harold D. (Janet) Awalt of Sugar Grove and daughter, Nellalou (Don) Bauer of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Tammy (Mel) Shelly, Terri (Hal) Nihiser, Tonya (Rich) Mathias, Brian (Lisa) Bauer, Greg Bauer and Jason Bauer; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Awalt; brother, Walter Duncan and sister, Jean Beougher.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Dr. George Fry officiating. Burial will be in Green Mound Cemetery. Family and friends may visit from 12 - 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, c/o Janet Awalt, Treasurer, 2030 Brushy Fork Rd., Sugar Grove, OH 43155 in Margaret's memory.
Nellalou and family, so sorry to learn of your mothers passing. She and my mother (Kate DeLong) were good friends and co-workers at J.C. Penneys many years ago. I know she will be greatly missed by you and your entire family, so please know we will be thinking of you at this very sad time. Tom and Linda Speaks, Lakeland, Fl.
Linda (DeLong) Speaks - August 30, 2011 at 02:56 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
A diminutive woman with a big heart is how I remember Mrs. Awalt. Very welcoming & dear.....much like her daughter, my life-long school friend, Nellalou. My thoughts and prayers to Nellalou & her family at this difficult time. May the good memories help lighten your grief load. Most sincerely, Kay Kindler Kastor
Kay Kindler Kastor - August 30, 2011 at 10:05 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Remembering Margaret Ruth as my mother's best friend and a great lady who lived a wonderful long life. Prayers to your family.
Aura Lee (Thrush) Norris
Aura Lee Norris - September 02, 2011 at 02:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Sending prayers for your family, and our sincere sympathy. Kenny & Bonnie Kistler
Ken & Bonita Kistler - August 31, 2011 at 07:59 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Dear Nellalou, Don, Harold, Janet and family,
I have such fond memories of your mother, memories that go way back! My mother and your mother's relationship as you know, started years and years ago. Childhood friends, school buddies, and then adult friends. How blessed they were to have had shared such a wonderful friendship so many years. To God be the Glory they are together again! What a grand celabration there must have been in heaven. It is we that are left behind that morn their loss.
In love and Sympathy, Sue Thrush Moore
Sue Thrush Moore - August 30, 2011 at 08:58 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
To Margaret's Family,
My Mom, Kay Karcher McLaughlin took me into JCPennys when I was little. My Mom and Margaret became friends. Margaret and I shared the same Birthday Sept. 28th! I always remembered receiving a card from her on Our Birthday! I tried to be the first to send a card but always she would be first! The last couple of years, I know she was not feeling well and she had moved. I will miss my Birthday Buddy! I will always remember her, and the talks we would have on the phone. ( I was born in 1966). Such a nice lady and now she will be talking to my Mom in Heaven! So sorry that I did not make it to the Funeral Home. You are all in my thoughts! Cindy McLaughlin Smith
Cindy McLaughlin Smith - September 19, 2011 at 04:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM