Margaret Amstutz

December 17, 1934 ‒ July 03, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Margaret Amstutz, age 79, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday morning, July 3, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on December 17, 1934 in Tiro, OH, daughter of the late Marian H. and Annabel E. (Virtue) Crall.

Margaret was a member of the Church at Chapel Hill near Mount Vernon, the DAR, and she volunteered at the Chapel Hill Christian Academy. She enjoyed spending time with and attending activities of her grandchildren and great granddaughter. Margaret enjoyed going to the theater and eating at the Mexican Restaurants.

Margaret is survived by her children, Gail (Peggy) Amstutz of Augusta, GA, Norman (Debbie) Amstutz of Galion, Marion (Janice) Amstutz of Polk, Kevin Amstutz of Columbus, and Heather (Mark) Thomas of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Chad Amstutz, Jennifer (John) McCracken, Scott Amstutz, Megan, Alayna and Travis Thomas and a great granddaughter, Lexi McCracken; Japanese daughter, Ryoko Itsutsuji and her children of Tokyo, Japan; sisters, Betty (Mark) Rafferty of Hoover, AL and Mary Louise Neumann of Bucyrus; sister-in-law, Phyllis Crall of Bucyrus; several nieces, nephews and friends; canine companion, Bailey; and feline companions, Tawny and TC.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Roger K. Amstutz and a brother, Robert Crall.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon with Pastor Dan Whisner officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Union Cemetery near Sulphur Springs, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church at Chapel Hill or the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Margaret Amstutz.

  • We are praying an thinking of our loving family of the passing of our Aunt and Great Aunt Margee Amstutz..
    We loved her and will greatly miss her..
    She was a loving person and always had a smile on her face.. She loved her family and was there to help out when she could..
    We love you Aunt Margee our beautiful loving Aunt.

  • I only knew Margaret for a few short months, in that time I became very close with her. I loved her very much and will miss her every day. She is with God now and no longer suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who had the pleasure of knowing this amazing, kind-hearted woman.

  • Please accept my condolences on the passing of your Mother. She was a great Mother because she raised wonderful children who will greatly miss her. May the Lord hold each of you in his comforting arms.

  • I have felt a part of Margaret’s family and she of mine for as long as Heather and Mark have been married. Such a dear caring and fun person. Frank and I always enjoyed visiting with Margaret. She has been such a blessing and will be dearly missed. Our prayers for peace and comforting memories are with her family.

  • Gail and Peggy,

    Our hearts are saddened to know your mother is absent from this earth, but we rejoice knowing that she is present with the Lord and knows suffering no more. God is so good and His mercy will continue with you as your family goes through the days ahead.

    We all miss you and are praying for you daily. Monday will be an especially difficult day for your family members. Know that we hold you close in our hearts and will be praying for your safe return to your chapel family.

    Allow God to comfort you through those who love and care for you. She is finally at peace: no more pain, no more suffering, no more battles to fight just peace and comfort in God’s presence.


    Bonita Truitt, the BCC Chapel Choir and BCC Bell Choir

  • Our deepest sympathy to you Heather & your family. She will be with you always in your heart & God will take care of her now. Love & blessings to you, Mark, Megan, Alyna & Travis.

  • Our deepest sympathy to you Heather and your family during this sad time. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Betty, so sorry to hear of Margies death. Please know I am thinking of you and the family at this time.

  • Sending all of you a big hug! Margi was such a sweet lady and always enjoyed seeing her smile. Your whole family means so much to me and my heart is breaking for you. Know that we are praying for you during this difficult time. It is so hard loosing a Mom. Blessings to each of you!

  • I wanted to let the family know I am thinking of all of you during this time and will keep you in my prayers.
    Margi always had a smile for anyone who came around and is smiling now as she begins her next journey.

  • Our sincere sympathy to all of the Amstutz family at this very sad time. We
    enjoyed Margie when she helped at the Post Office when your Dad was
    Postmaster. Prayers and Love to all of you in your loss of your Mother.

  • The families of Margaret Amstutz have my sincere sympathy. She and I were confirmed together at Hope Church and were in youth fellowship during our “young” years. She lived in Crawford County most of her life. In former years, our families camped together. In 1999 when my husband died, they came to console me. We have been friends for over 60 years; however, as one grows older, you do not travel as much. After she moved to Knox County, I only saw her occasionally even though our children; Gail and Peggy , have been married for almost 35 years. Rest in Peace, Margaret, in your heavenly home.

  • Amstutz FAMILY,


  • Our deepest sympathy to Heather,Gail,Norman,Kevin & Mickey And your familys. I’am so sorry for the passing of aunt Margee,Your mom .She was a fun loving caring person.With a great sense of humor .I loved talking with her on the phone.I’am saddened that we live so far apart.She is at peace now.She will be truely missed by everyone.You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you all !!

  • My sincere sympathy to all the Amstutz Family from a fellow Sulphur Springs kid.
    Prayers and Love to all of you in your loss of your Mother.