Margaret Ann Bair

July 15, 1916 ‒ June 04, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Margaret Ann Bair, age 97, of Mount Vernon died on Wednesday morning, June 4, 2014 at Autumn Health Care in Mount Vernon. She was born on July 15, 1916 in Mount Vernon to the late Arthur S. and Mary (Lane) Thompson.

Margaret, along with her late husband, Basil owned and operated Bair Dry Cleaners in Mount Vernon for many years. She was a faithful member of Saint Paul Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon and was a founding member of the Soroptimist Club of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

Margaret is survived by niece Suzy Walker (Ken), nephews Steve Thompson ( Marti) and John Thompson, great-nieces and nephews, and beloved cousins Duke and Laurel Wagoner and their extended family.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Basil H. Bair on April 18, 1988 and brother, Lane Kay Thompson on May 12, 2006.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014 with The Rev. David Kendall-Sperry officiating in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Soroptimist Club, P.O. Box 1303, Mount Vernon or Saint Paul Episcopal Church, 100 East High St., Mount Vernon or a charity of your choice.

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  • Dear Family and Friends,
    We received notice of Aunt Margie’s death this afternoon, June 6. and want to express our sadness. As far as I know, I am the last surviving nephew of Basil’s family. We have lived away from Mt. Vernon for over 60 years, but kept in touch with Aunt Margie from time to time. She always called me “Rossie,” then would smile and say, “Oh, I should not call you that. . .” But she knew me as a schoolboy during the late 1930’s and on into adulthood and had the “right.” Helen and I will not be able to attend the graveside service, but we wanted everyone to know that Aunt Margie was a very special person to us. We are most thankful for her love for us. Ross and Helen Bair

  • Dear Family and friends,

    I wish to express condolences to all in her passing. My father Richard E. Bair passed a few years ago but often spoke fondly of both of them. When I was young I remember them coming to visit Simon & Beulah Bair my grandparents.
    Our hearts are with you at this time.
    Diane & Bill Hall

  • Dear Family and friends,

    We wish to express our deepest sympathies regarding Margie. I grew up a few houses away from where Basil and Margie lived. Later on in life Margie lived in my great aunts house where she and my father James Kelley Tighe, would enjoy pleasant conversations about Mount Vernon and its people. I also met Mr.Kay Thompson who was also a friend of my fathers. Margie was a grand person and she will be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,
    Jimmy and Leslie Tighe
    Lakewood, Ohio