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

  • Mary Jo, So sorry to hear of your loss! God certainly blessed you in letting you keep her this long! We are never ready to let them go though, I know! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless!

  • Prayers are with the family at this time, always enjoyed talking to her at our church
    Barbara and Rick

  • Our thoughts and condolences are with you. Margaret was a jewel. We remember many conversations we had over the years.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady, always smiling. Bob and I both enjoyed seeing her at First Baptist Church. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Joyce and Mary Jo – So sorry for your loss . Your mother was such a sweet lady and lived such a long life. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Joyce and Mary-Jo, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you both for allowing me and my co-workers to be apart of your mother’s life and for choosing Heartland as the facility.

    Love Sam

  • Mary Jo, sorry for the loss of your Mother she was such a nice lady .Prayers for you and your family at this time.

  • Mary Jo and family we are very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother, sending prayers of comfort to you and your families.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • Mary Jo & Family and Joyce & Family, our thoughts and sympathies are with all of you at this time. Your loved one was such a GRAND LADY that you got to keep for such a long time and your continued lives will be filled with many special memories!

  • Mary Jo & family:
    Our sympathy in the passing of your Mother. What a blessing to have her & for
    so many years. Mothers are definitely special people God has given us.
    Memories are like gold. Worth much and Something to treasure. May the Lord be with you all during this time, comforting you with His love.
    Our prayers,
    Dale and Marsha Crawford

  • Bob an I enjoyed being with your mom and dad so much. John and I shared a birthdate and she remembered to send me cards many years after he passed. What a dear lady she was. Sending sympathy and love.

  • What a beautiful lady! I will always have fond memories of her. She was truly a blessing to all who knew her! My thoughts and prayers are with you….

    Angela Thomas, Beltone

  • Mary Jo and Joyce, I have such fond memories of your Mom while growing up. She was such a great friend of my parents, Stan and Helen Foster. My thoughts and prayers are with you both now. She will be so missed by all who knew her. You were both so lucky to have her with you all this time. What a milestone 102years! Oh the things she saw in her lifetime! Hugs to you both!
    Sandee and Jim Wolfinger

  • Mary Jo and Joyce,

    My parents shared many good times with your parents. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. I will let my mom know of your mom’s passing. So glad that you could share so many years with her.

    Joan (Honaker) Kiper

  • Joyce and Mary Jo my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She will be dearly missed. I am glad I had the opportunity to care for her. She brought so much joy to everyone around her. Grandma Jagger will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • Our sincere sympathy to Joyce Arend and her family. We taught with Joyce in the Marion City Schools for many years. I am sorry that we are unable to attend services. However, you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Fred and Margie Saull

  • Mary Jo sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady. Richard mentions her now and then how she loved playing . She will be misses. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Please accept our condolences in the passing of your mother. We enjoyed getting to know her at the family reunions. She seemed like a very special person, and will be missed. Our prayers for God’s comfort for your family.

  • Mary Jo and Joyce,

    Though it has been over a half century since I have seen your mother in person, I still remember the ever-present twinkle she had in her eyes, and her infectious grin. I enjoyed watching the video presentation you presented – very well done.