Margaret Ann Arehart

September 02, 1926 ‒ September 16, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

Margaret Ann Arehart passed away OhioHealth Mansfield surrounded by her family. She was 92.

She was born September 2, 1926 to parents Christian & Esther (Boals) Callahan in Mansfield. Margaret graduated from Lucas High School with the class of 1944.

Margaret was a cheerleader and Robert Arehart was on the basketball team and the rest is history. They were married on April 21, 1946. Almost daily Bob sang “I love you, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck”. They had just celebrated 72 years.

Margaret was a homemaker, she also worked part time for Reeds Department Store.

Margaret was a member of the Lexington Grace Brethren Church and recently attended Hilltop Community Church. She was active in many things including the Women of Grace Ladies Group, a former Sunday school teacher and a former choir member. In spare time, she took pleasure in sewing, cross stitching, gardening, bird watching and reading her Bible, Genesis through Revelation every year.

She is survived by Husband Robert Arehart; daughters Susan (Michael) Johnson of Pagosa Springs, CO, Catherine (Bruce) Bachelder of Lexington, OH, Deborah Arehart of Lexington, OH, and Laura (Jeffrey) Carter Lexington, OH; seven grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren with another one due any day; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Mildred Callahan, Mary Weidemeyer, Dorothy Lewis and Robert Callahan.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Her family hopes that you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way, and in lieu of visitation the family asks that you visit Bob in Lexington Court Care Center.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Margaret’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Such a loving person – growing up I considered her my second mom. After Sunday Church she would always have a big “lunch supper” I loved that. My parents liked to nap after Church so this was always special to me. I loved our sleep overs and just so many special memories. I moved away from Ohio in 1972. I came back for a visit in 1975 and spent my week with Laura and the family. We had SO much fun. I remember going to the grocery store and suddenly feeling really sick. It was bad. Margaret took me back to their home and took care of me. I still can’t stand the taste of Pepto Bismal to this day. Heaven has gained a most special angel. Rest easy beautiful lady.

  • Your Mom always had a smile on her face! She was such a sweet person. Our condolences and love for you all.
    Larry and Laurie Simmons

  • Such fond memories of visiting my grandmother and being treated to a breakfast for the whole family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, my grandmother gave IHOP a run for its money with the breakfast she would cook up for all of us.

  • Jeff, Laura & family,

    We are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a very sweet woman. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • What a sweet loving lady. She had tbe quiet spirit of a true saint. I feel priveleged to have been included in the families list of friends. Prayers for your family ….! Love you all.

  • I never had the pleasure of meeting your Mother, but enjoy the stories Laura has told me about her. I know her death came as a bit of a surprise as she apparently had been doing pretty well, but God in His infinite wisdom had plans for her that could not wait. We can only imagine what those plans are! Your family, and especially her husband, Bob are in my prayers. I met him the other day and will visit him again. What a lovely man! Your family has been blessed! Sending all my love your way, Sally

  • Deepest sympathy and prayers Susie for you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. May your dear Mother Rest In Peace. Love, Ray and Cece

  • Deepest sympathy and prayers Susie for you and your family. We are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May your dear Mother Rest In Peace. Love, Ray and Cece

  • Deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family Laura! I remember your mother well from our high school years. A very special and sweet person, as are all of our moms! God bless.

  • Dear Bob and Family,

    I want to express my sincere sympathy to all of you. Margaret was one of my dearest friends. Fond memories forever.

    With Love, Jan Ford