Margaret Louise Trusdle

August 23, 1930 ‒ December 25, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Margaret Louise Trusdle passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 in Lexington Court Care Center following a brief illness. She was 86.

She was born August 23, 1930 to parents Nathan & Elizabeth (Eldredge) Smith in Los Angeles, California. After Margaret was graduated from Pasadena High School in 1948, she went on to attend Westmont College for two years and graduated from Biola College with the class of 1955.

On June 1, 1957, she married James Trusdle and they shared 44 years of marriage until he passed away in 2001. Now they are together again.

She was a member at Clear Fork Alliance Church and she was a teacher in Galion Public Schools teaching Religious Education.

She is survived by children Donna (James) Hofmeister of Loveland, CO, Bruce Trusdle of Bellville and William (Christina) Trusdle of Mansfield; grandchildren Tyler Sun, Brandon, Brent, Bart, Corbin, Brielle, Keaton, Alexander and Aleah and a handful of great-grandchildren.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Clear Fork Alliance Church. Rev. Dr. Michael V. Stine will officiate.

Contributions can be made to Clear Fork Alliance Church.

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

  • Margaret was my best friend since the tenth grade. We spoke by phone regularly, and she blessed me by praying regularly with me and for me and my family. She was a true prayer warrior. I will miss our talks and friendship so much. I praise God she is with him now. My prayers are with the family.

  • I worked with Jim for many years, a very fine person .When my youngest daughter was born Jim & Margaret invited to their home for dinner while my wife was in the hospital. I always felt welcome in their home.

    We would share our faith , Jim and I would end up talking shop

    Roger & Linda Ward

  • Bruce,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Please know I am thinking of you and sending hugs.


    Jane Walters (formerly of Buzzard’s Shoes)

  • We fondly remember your mother because of her faithfulness to our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With sincere sympathy.

    John and Janet Allen