Margaret Amy Lepley

August 03, 1926 ‒ March 20, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Margaret A. Lepley, 89, former Galion resident passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Carriage Court of Hilliard. She had resided in Columbus for the past four years.

She was born August 3, 1926 in Glouster, Ohio and was the daughter of Marshall and Edith (Holloway) Summers. On December 23, 1947 she married Lorin B. Lepley and they enjoyed nearly 47 years of marriage until his passing on September 21, 1994.

Margaret was a 1944 graduate of Glouster High School and moved to Galion with Lorin in 1960. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Galion, volunteered with the Galion Hospital TWIG and enjoyed golfing, big band music, dancing and was active in bridge club and bowling leagues.

Margaret is survived by her two sons, Allan (Linda) Lepley of Hilliard and Bruce (Mary) Lepley of Bucyrus; her four grandchildren, Natalie (Evan) Horton of Grove City, Nick (Jammi) Lepley of Grandview Heights, Russ (Filippo Palacci) Lepley of Munich, Germany and Tom Lepley of Hilliard; her two great- grandchildren, Zachary and Alexandria Horton and her two sisters, Clara Carter of Houston, Texas and Freda (Joe) Hill of Columbus.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sister, Edith Zinn and her two half-brothers Cyril Holloway and John Summers.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church, 240 S. Market Street in Galion where services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Julie Fogle officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Margaret Lepley, and condolences may be made to them at

  • To all of the families of Margaret:
    Max and I send our love and sympathy to all on the loss of Margaret.
    What a wonderful and loving lady she was. I tried to call her before we came to Texas and I could not find a phone number for her.
    I will cherish all of the memories I had with her family when I was actively involved in the Presbyterian Church and regret that I am not there to play for her funeral.
    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ruby and Max

  • Allan and family, we are so sorry to read about your Mother.We are thinking of you and your family. God be with all of you.

  • Bruce, Al, Linda and the entire Lepley family. So sorry to hear about Margaret. She was a kind and caring person. She at last is with Lorin where I am sure she longed to be. May she rest in peace. You all are in my prayers.

  • Al & Natalie –

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom/grandma’s passing. I know the loss of a parent is super tough – and it’s certainly not easy losing a grandparent as well. My prayers are with you & your family during this very difficult time right now & in the coming days & weeks ahead.

  • Al,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know firsthand how hard it is to lose a parent. My sincerest condolences to you and yours in this time of sorrow.

  • Al, I am sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I know you had a great relationship with your mother and I am sure she will be missed. When I saw that she was a golfer, that is great and reminded me of my mother who passed away three years ago and loved golf. She was 95 at death and played her last nine holes at 93. Warmest wishes for you and your family. Dan Snow

  • To the Lepley family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Mrs. Lepley was a great lady and we always loved talking to her, either at her home or at Bruce’s home. Great story teller and lady with a lot of knowledge. She will be missed. And we know she is at peace.

  • To the Lepley Family,
    What fond memories Margaret leaves for her family. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for her passing.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • It’s funny how one persons life crosses the path of another, from school days to living in the same neighborhood, to “Muffin” becoming part of our extended family and a homestead now enjoyed by our son and daughter-in-law: so glad for the friendship we have. Always enjoyed seeing your mom , wearing her scarf and spring jacket taking a walk around the court with “Muffin “, the only dog “Murphy” feared. “Thinking of you and remembering…” these words often spoken at this time, taken for granted the very act of being able to think and remember. The things that come with life and age which all generations go through; burdens will lift and life will go on and the cycle continues once again…but for a moment time stops to reflect on life and how one person’s life touches many, etching a memory that will bring “warm fuzzies”. Seasons come and seasons go, as such in life… a memory to sow: twill bring a tear, a laugh, a smile to lift the burden for awhile. Erase the heaviness of winters strife, embrace the joy in Spring…Eternal Life. Love and Hugs…Cheryl and Jeff

  • Alan and Bruce, just now found the info regarding your Mother’s services, so sorry I missed that info which I presume was in the Inquirer. The HARMON FAMILY sends our sincere condolences, many fond memories with the Lepley Families in the past.

    “Heartfelt TEARS May Come and Go, But Never, The Precious MEMORIES That Create Them” Author George C. Harmon