Margaret A. “Margie” (Zachman) Metz

March 17, 1934 ‒ June 02, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Margaret A. “Margie” (Zachman) Metz, age 85, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Marion General Hospital following a brief illness.

On March 17, 1934, Margaret was born in Marion, Ohio, the youngest of three daughters of the late Edna Mae (Ault) and Sherman William Zachman.  She graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1952.

Margaret met her husband to be, Talmyr Metz, at a church social at Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church.  They were married shortly thereafter on June 16, 1962, at the Calvary EUB Church in Marion.  Together they shared fifty six wonderful years of marriage.

For over thirty seven years, Margaret was a dedicated employee at the Marion Power Shovel, where she managed all of the accounts payable.  She always made sure every penny was accounted for until her retirement in 1997.

A woman of faith, Margaret was a member of the Crosswood United Methodist Church, where she had helped with their accounting and enjoyed being part of their quilting group.  Formerly, she was a member of the Calvary EUB Church.

Rarely did you find Margie without a needle and thread in her hands.  She loved making all kinds of quilts, afghans, pillow cases, etc. for her family and her friends at church.  She even made items for children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Women’s Shelter in Marion.  She was a voracious reader and avid Sudoku player.  She also shared a love for music with Talmyr, and they never missed any musical events put on by either Otterbein Theatre or the Central Ohio Symphony.

Margaret was the best wife, mother, and grandmother her family could have asked for.  She was a wonderful cook and baker, always spoiling her boys with something sweet.  As a family, they cherished their yearly trip up to Lakeside, where they have stayed in the same cottage for the last nineteen years.  She also loved going to all of her grandsons ballgames, watching them with pride.

Margie will be missed for so many reasons, especially her ornery and fun loving personality.  She tried to hide just how ornery she was, but could only hold it back a little.  She deeply loved her family and friends, never holding a grudge, and always finding the silver lining in any situation.

She will be missed by her beloved husband, Talmyr Metz of Marion; two sons: William (Cheryl) Metz of Columbus, and Michael (Mara) Metz of Chardon; three grandsons: Mason, Myles and Macray Metz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by two sisters: Florence Phillians and Alice Zachman.

A celebration of Margie’s life will be at 12 pm / Noon, on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Crosswood United Methodist Church, 1551 Richland Rd., Marion, led by Pastor Jennifer Bass.  A fellowship meal will follow at the church for family and friends to continue sharing stories and memories of Margaret.  Burial will take place at a later date in Marion Cemetery.

On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the caring staff at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital’s ICU and step down units.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Margie’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Metz Family: We recall dear Margie well. What a treasure. A great mother and grandmother and wife who kept all those boys in line with her sense of humor, and a good cook to boot. Rest well, Mrs. Metz – Columber Family, Maine

  • Dear Talmyr and Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like you had the very best and enjoyed many good times making wonderful memories! May the Holy Spirit comfort you in your grieving in the days ahead. Losing a wife, mother, and grandmother who was so very special is very difficult. Prayers

  • Talmer and family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, and keeper of the glue that holds a family together- I’m sure Talmer knows what I mean. At 85 it sures reads like she lived a full and busy life that was a blessing to a lot of people. Prayers in the weeks and months ahead as you and your family progress thru this time of grief–and also of the changes yet to come.

    Peace to you all.

    Fred Feichter

  • Sending our heartfelt sympathy and love to your family at this time of loss. Margie was indeed the glue that held you all together. The twinkle in her eyes was the evidence of her sense of humor. May God give you all comfort and peace as you recall the wonderful family memories in the days ahead.