Margaret A. Garrad

October 23, 1935 ‒ January 13, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Margaret A. Garrad, age 80 of Atlanta, GA formerly of Mount Vernon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, January 13, 2016.  She was born October 23, 1935 in Lancaster to the late Joseph E. and Clara Anna (Augg) Myers.

Margaret was a homemaker and a very faithful member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Mount Vernon, where she was involved with Care Group, Food Pantry, Ladies Auxiliary and taught Sunday School.  She was the Supervisor of the Custodial Department at the Ohio Apostolic Camp Grounds in Millersport for over 40 years and was kindly known as “Sarge”.  Margaret also enjoyed working at the Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport for many years.

Margaret is survived by her children, David Gregory of Atlanta, GA and Angel Bowers of Columbus; step children, Steve Garrad of Mount Vernon and Kim Garrad-McDowell of Mount Vernon; many grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; her twin brother, Joseph E.  Myers Jr. of Michigan; sister, Ruth Ann Nichols of West Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Garrad; sons Kelvin and Rodney Armstrong; and several brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Apostolic Christian Church 1635 Old Delaware Rd., Mount Vernon with her Pastor Bishop Samie Conyers from Atlanta, Pastor Duane Kramer and Pastor L.J. Harry officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.

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

  • I have known Margaret for many years. And she was the most devoted person in that church that I know. She was a caring person. May God let her R.I.P. the mawer family

  • My prayers to Angel, Makayla, and Skylar along with the rest of your family on the passing of your beloved mother,aunt, and grandmother. She sounds like such a beautiful woman. I am sure she is enjoying all of the sights and sounds of heaven. To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. Rejoice she is finally home.

  • What a Beautiful picture you have up of, Mrs. Garrad. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. With her accomplishments, her love and joys, she was an amazing woman! I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 11:25, which says, ” Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, grandma and friend. Sincerely, Meryl

  • Aunt Marg,
    Your presence here on earth is going to be missed more than you can imagine. We are so blessed to have you in our life. You will never be forgotten. Emma & Riley are going to be the lucky ones to be having you watching over them as they grow. Your are truly our angel. Love you, shorty.

  • I have known margie for along time she has always been faithful in our church and with GOD she will surly be missed by all she used to be my mother in law i loved her always helpful we had lots of fun times making candy for the holidays and for easter i am so glad i got to be a part of her life she always called me her daughter and she was a mom to me also im going to miss you but im glad your not in pain anymore till we meet again I LOVE YOU SO MUCH