Margaret I. (Garrow) Jagger
March 26, 1915 ‒ March 20, 2018
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio
A very classy woman of her time, Margaret I. (Garrow) Jagger, age 102, of Mount Gilead, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Heartland of Marion.
Nearly 103 years ago, on March 26, 1915, Margaret was born in Maidstone, a very small town in the province of Ontario, Canada. She was the third of five children of the late Edward and Lena (Knott) Garrow. She lived there until she was in her twenty’s when she came to Mount Gilead, Ohio, to visit her aunt, Amy Larson, in search of a better life.
Soon after visiting Mount Gilead, Margaret needed her car fixed, taking it to John Jagger Motor Sales. The local salesman and young business owner, John Jagger, talked her into trading in her car for a new Ford automobile. Margaret found way more than just a car on that trip into town, she also found her husband to be, marrying John on June 14, 1947. Together they shared forty five years of marriage and lovingly raised two daughters, Mary Jo and Joyce. John preceded her in death on September 24, 1992.
A loving homemaker for her husband and daughters, Margaret took pride in everything she did for her family.
A woman of faith, Margaret and John were members of the Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church. After his passing, Margaret went to church with her daughter, Mary Jo, at the First Baptist Church.
Being raised in a quiet town in Canada, Margaret learned to play cards with her parents and four siblings at an early age. She carried this love of playing cards with her the rest of her life, sharing her favorite pastime with all of her family. She played numerous card games with euchre and poker being two of her favorites. No matter the game she was playing though, she especially loved to win and could be known to gloat from time to time. She also enjoyed playing Bingo with her good friends, and both golfing and bowling, playing in many leagues over the years.
Very outgoing, Margaret loved talking and carrying on with her family and friends. She was such a classy lady, never having a hair out of place, and always wearing colorful clothes that showed off her fun loving personality. She also had quite the ornery streak in her, which she didn’t hide very well.
Margaret shared a special relationship with her family, all of whom she was deeply proud of.
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters: Mary Jo (Vaughn) Corwin, and Joyce (Delmo) Arend, both of Mount Gilead; five grandchildren: Jonathan (Tasha) Corwin, Melissa (Steven) Osborne, Bryan (Mindy) Corwin, Ryan (Jenny) Arend, and Terri (Ben) Hempstead; eight great-grandchildren: Nathan and Katelyn Corwin, Wesley and Emma Osborne, Kylie and Caleb Corwin, Morgan Zucker, and Sydni Hempstead; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including her husband and parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her four siblings: George Garrow, Jenny Dent, Robert Garrow, and Florence Denver.
Her family will greet friends from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services celebrating her life will be held on her 103rd birthday, March 26, 2018, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Steve Bloomfield officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338, or to Heartland of Marion, c/o Margaret Jagger, 400 Barks Rd. W., Marion, OH 43302.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Margaret’s family and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.