Margaret A. Stover

September 14, 1930 ‒ September 20, 2016

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Edison, Ohio

Margaret A. Stover, age 86, of Marion and formerly of Edison, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, in Marion, OH.

Margaret was born on September 14, 1930, in Morrow County, to the late Carl and Rebecca (Florence) Bonham. On August 4, 1951, she married Freddie C. Stover who passed away September 26, 2000. They were happily married for 49 years.

She is survived by her two sons: Garry (Karen) Stover of Prospect and Terry (Tina) Stover of Hillard; seven grandchildren: Jeremy C. (Stacy) Stover, Kyle M. (Jennifer) Stover, Sara J. (Kevin) Rekadal, Bethany L. (Brian) Douglas, Jillian R. (Sean) Stone, Molly Stover, and Tyler Stover; and seven great grandchildren: Austin Stover, Gavin Stover, Haleigh Stover, Samantha Stover, Matthew Stover, Cohen Rekadal, and Ila Rekadal.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Carl Mattison Bonham and Howard Calvin Bonham; and sisters: Mary Thelma Denton and Helen Maxine Babcock.

Margaret loved her flowers and gardening, bird watching, sewing clothing, crafts, beautiful quilts, cooking, painting, camping, and being a homemaker. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends whether it be for family get-togethers, holidays, social gatherings, or traveling.

Her family will greet friends from 10 to 11 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. 67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead. Services celebrating Margaret’s life will begin at 11 AM with Pastor Joshua Freshour officiating. Burial will follow in Marlborough Cemetery, Delaware, OH.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Chadwick Place: Activity Fund. 1401 Wellness Drive, Marion, OH 43302.

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

  • I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. Please accept my condolences at this painful time. Losing a loved one is distressing and as comfort is needed from family and friends, it is my hope your family will find comforting the promise at Isaiah 25:8 where we are assured that “death will be swallowed up forever.” It is my hope your family will find strength to endure during the days ahead.

  • “God is our refuge and strength; a help that is readily found in times of distress.” (Psalms 46:1) My deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. And may the above words give you some peace knowing that the Almighty God is with you to comfort and sustain you through this difficult time.

  • Karen, I remember always feeling comfortable with your Mom. She was always kind, and I’m sure, she was probably a room mother with my Mom at some point at Green Camp😊
    I’m sorry for your loss. I know you will hold your memories close.
    Kathy ( Decker) Fetter

    • Karen, forgive me. I mistakenly thought this was your mom. I still have nice memories of your mom. I am sorry for your family’s loss. Kathy

  • Garry and Terry,
    My deepest sympathy to you guys on the loss of your mom. I keep your entire family in my prayers.

  • Praying for all of you at this time. Margaret will be greatly missed. Such a sweet lady. Love and hugs from us.

  • My prayers to all of you with the loss of such a warm and lovely lady. I had the pleasure of calling on her back when I was in sales. She was so warm and friendly. She loved her family and would always up date me. She was an inspiration. God bless.

  • I am so sorry about the passing of Margaret. I regret that I did not try to
    find her in recent months. Freddie was so active with our American Legion at Cardington and worked hard helping to serve banquets. I became friends with Margaret and treasure the conversations we had, especially after she lost Freddie.
    My husband was part of the military service conducted for Freddie at Marlborough Cemetery Margaret was a treasure and I am so pleased to have known her. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • Dear Terry and Family,
    I just learned of your mom’s passing. I am so sorry to hear this and know how difficult this can be. Please let us know if there’s anything you need or ways we can help you out during this difficult time.

  • Dear Stover Family, Maurice just opened the Sentinel and found Your Mom’s obituary. Oh my gosh we are stunned and saddened to see this! Not long ago I thought I should call Margaret. I waited too long! All those wonderful card parties and the camping trips!! The retirement parties when the guys retired! We have such wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers! Had we known we sure would have been there for the service. Maurice and Judy Porter