Margaret L. O’Brien

August 18, 1955 ‒ June 15, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Margaret L. O’Brien, 64, of Delaware, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Grant Hospital, Columbus, with her loving family at her side.

Margaret was born on August 18, 1955 in Delaware, daughter of the late Harry Lawrence and Betty Louise (Swope) O’Brien.  A lifelong resident of Delaware, Margaret was a 1975 graduate of the Olentangy High School.  She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Delaware.  She enjoyed puzzles, gardening and her favorite hobby was farming.  On her bucket list that she wasn’t able to complete was to go to Ireland and see the Clydesdale horses.

Margaret is survived by her wife of 39 years, Linda J. Glaze; sister, Karen O’Brien Dillon of Leesburg, FL; two brothers, Daniel O’Brien and Ken (Lisa) O’Brien, both of Delaware; and her nieces and nephews, Scott Davis, Kevin Davis, Keith Davis, Brien Lambert, Kyle Lambert, Jennifer Reinhart, Julianna O’Brien, Kelly O’Brien and Isaac O’Brien.

In addition to her parents that have preceded her in death was her sister, Kathleen Lambert.

Visitation will be for one hour on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 12:30 pm until the time of the service at 1:30 pm, in the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, with the Rev. Leslie Chartier of Albany, Oregon, officiating.  Burial to follow in Cheshire Cemetery, Delaware.

Memorial contributions if desired may be given to the Delaware County Humane Society.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to be serving the family of Margaret O’Brien.

To share a memory with the family or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit:

  • To Linda and family:
    I am deeply saddened for the loss of our dear Peggy. Please remember that Peggy is gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

  • I knew Peg for a short 2 years but I thought of her as a close friend. I will miss her funny comments and how she always had patience when I tried to clean something. I’m sure she went behind me and did it her way. I’ll always remember the song she said stuck in her head.. polka dot..polka dot…from Madagascar movie. She was awesome and my friend

  • My heart goes out to Linda, to Peg’s family, and friends. Her love for Linda, her home, her pets, her family, and friends always unbreakable. Learning how to live without our friend will take time but I know she will help us all step by step because that was just Peg’s way

  • Linda and family,
    I am shocked still from the news you shared of Peg’s passing. My heart goes out to you all at this time. Peg was always a great friend and she so graciously tolerated the times we ole military pals got together and reminisced! Laughing incessantly! I will truly miss not having the opportunity to see her again and having her just shake her head at us from time to time, yet grinning all the while. She did truly have patience with us. Peg was a kind and caring person, and will be deeply missed. There is a Native quote that I recall at these times: `There is no death, only a changing of worlds’. Peg went on ahead and we’ll all see her again when it’s our time to walk on to the next world. Stay strong Linda and hold all the great memories close that you and Peg created through your life together! I know there are MANY to cherish. You’re never walking alone Linda…..My prayers and love to you my dear friend, wish I could be there in Ohio with you at this tough time. Keller take care of our lil buddy please. Lots of hugs coming at ya from Northern Maine!!

  • Linda, so sorry for your loss, 39 years together and all the wonderful memories. May those memories get you through this. Prayers for all the family.
    When I come to the end of the road,
    And the sun has set for me,
    I want no rites in a gloom filled room
    Why cry for a soul set free?
    Miss me a little – but not for long.
    And not with your head bowed low.
    Remember the love that once we shared.
    Miss me, but let me go.
    For this is a journey we must all take,
    And each must go alone.
    It’s all part of the master plan,
    A step on the road to home.
    When you are lonely and sick at heart,
    Go to the friends we know,
    Laugh at all the things we used to do.
    Miss me, but let me go.

  • Miss Peggy always made me laugh! I will miss her humor and smile. I am so glad I had the chance to work with her at school.

  • So sorry I knew Peg at Delaware City Schools.!! Always had a smile.!! Enjoyed our conversations through the years at work.!!!

  • My heart goes out to my sister losing the love of her life. Peg was a kind and special person who has been a member of our family for so long I just can’t imagine her not being here with us. I know she is in a better place now and our family will get thru this difficult time together Peg would want us to.

  • My dear friend Peg…I.hope you are experiencing in heaven what we talked about the last time I saw you right there in the Dollar Tree parking lot ❤ You were always so kind to me when I saw you while working at Willis in my classroom on weekends ❤ God bless you my friend. Rest now ❤

  • I’m so sorry to hear this. I got to know Peggy well, working at Woodward. She was always doing rounds when I was there on the weekends. She loved my box turtle and would always come in to see him and fuss over him. My deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a kind soul.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Peggy’s passing. I knew Peggy from Conger where we always had a good conversation. I am sorry for your loss!! Peggy will be missed!!!

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. She was always a bright spot in my day when I saw her at work, earning the nickname “Jingles” for the many keys she had to keep at her waist. She was always quick to smile and engage in conversation. I truly enjoyed her friendship and will miss her very much.

  • I feel truly blessed to know Peg through her work at Delaware City Schools. I greatly appreciated her kind heart and huge sense of humor. She brought her first watermelon of the season to us one summer, and told us she had been taught to share the first fruits with friends. I was impressed by that, and think of her when I share from my garden.

    There are difficult days ahead for those who love her, I’m sure, and I pray there will come a time when her memory will be sweeter than the pain of her loss.

  • I was deeply saddened by the news of Peggy’s passing. She was always a welcomed sight as I spent time at Conger on the weekends preparing and planning. I can’t help but smile as I think of Peggy during those times.

    The first hint that Peggy was in the building and moving closer was the sound of the many keys in motion as she moved down the hallway. Then, I could see the top of her hat through the small narrow window by the door in my small group room. I so enjoyed the easiness of her company and the practical, realistic wisdom she shared. She was kind and honest.

    I’ll never forget after talking about our love for macaroni and cheese, she brought in a beautiful casserole not too long afterwards to share. I’m not sure if she or Linda made it but it was scrumptious!

    My most sincere condolences to Linda and Peggy’s family. God bless you my sweet friend. May your memory be eternal.

  • Peg worked with me at First Presbyterian Church many years ago. She would tackle any project that needed done, with a joke and a smile! What a beautiful gal! I wish I had run into her in the years since. My sympathy to her friends and family!

  • So many memories of going to cuz and pegs house. I can’t believe she is gone. Cuz please know you are in my heart and always in my prayers. I love you and I know that peg is with you always. Im so so sorry for all of our loss but especially yours.
    Love Sheri Lee

  • Peggy was such a devoted lover of Linda, her family, pets, and friends, and of her home. She made everything grow, made everything beautiful, and was always learning about something new to try. Who else would have a greenhouse in their bedroom? She was always working! cut down all Cindy’s pampas grass last fall with her chainsaw – she made quick work of hard jobs, and never quit!. such a generous helper and cook too, she will be with us, so many memories, can’t imagine the world without her.

  • Linda so sorry for your loss. May God grant you the strength to get through this hard time. Prayers for both you and Peg’s families.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Condolences from the Nye family

  • Dearest Linda,
    My heart is breaking for you today! I wish I had some magic to get you thru the next life changes that are coming, but I just don’t! I’ll tell you it’s hard and you will get there! Just reach out to family and friends whenever you have a rough day! We’re all going to be there for you! You and Peg were always so sweet and funny the few times I got to visit in Ohio. Roy Jean sends her love also, Judy

  • My sincere condolences to you Linda and all of you and Peg’s families. Such a tragic loss. May God be with you all in this time of deep sorrow and give you strength and courage to go on.

  • I’m so sorry to Peggys family and to Linda I only knew Peggy for a short time but what a wonderful soul!!! I hope for Peace for Linda and family ❤️