Evelyn E. Margot

October 18, 1919 ‒ February 18, 2006

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Evelyn E. Margot, 86, formerly of Brookpark Drive and Wedgewood Estates, Mansfield, died Saturday afternoon February 18, 2006 in Lexington Court Care Center.

She was born October 18, 1919 in Marion County to Adam and Bertha (Ault) Fichtner, and was graduated from Claridon High School.

On June 30, 1940 she married Merle Margot in the Salem E.U.B. Church west of Edison, and they made their home in Mount Gilead, operating the Copper Kettle Restaurant.

After moving to Bellville, Merle operated the Mobil Station, while Evelyn operated the accompanying Red Horse Restaurant. Blessed with social grace and described as “a people person”, Evelyn had worked as a sales associate with the former Reed’s, O’Neil’s, and JCPenney Department Stores.

She enjoyed reading, and kept her mind sharp by working word search puzzles, and valued the time she could spend in her flower gardens.

Her somewhat ornery smile was a glimpse into her sense of humor…how she loved practical jokes. But much more than the fun, was the immense amount of love she held for her family; she cherished preparing a holiday spread for them. Though she will be remembered for Custard, Elderberry and Chocolate pies, it is her spiritual gifts of Kindness and Goodness that will be her lasting legacy.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law Merle Ronald and Mary Margot of Mansfield, Donald L. and Valerie Margot of Lexington, Gary L. and Connie Margot of Mansfield; seven grandchildren Deborah and Michael Hudson of Zionsville, Indiana, David and Lori Hofsaess of Mansfield, Carrie and Bryan Beal of Atlanta, Georgia, Kelli Margot of Charleston, South Carolina, LeAnne and James Odson of Lexington, Laura and Bryan Takos of Lexington and Ryan Margot of Tampa, Florida; ten great grandchildren Kelsie Hudson, Tessa Hudson, David Hofsaess, Kaytlin Hofsaess, Megan Takos, Lauren Takos, Alyssa Takos, Christopher Odson, Jacob Odson and Emma Odson; a sister Mildred Adams of Delaware; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Grace and Nelson Spies of Rochester, New York and Howard and Thelma Margot of Fennville, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her husband preceded her in death on September 14, 1996. Also deceased are a great grandson Braden; four brothers and three sisters.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 21, 2006 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 am. The Rev. David Pound will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to The Gideons International may be made at the funeral home.