Margaret M. Clark

March 08, 1946 ‒ March 08, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Margaret M. Clark, 72, of Fredericktown was called home by her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, March 8, 2018.  She was born March 8, 1946 in Columbus to the late William and Catherine (Stanton) Whalen.

Margaret was a faithful member of the New Life Community Church in Fredericktown.  She retired from the Ohio Parole Board, where she worked as a Victim Advocate.  Margaret and husband, Jerry operated a food pantry in Westerville before moving to Fredericktown.  She continued her helping ways by volunteering at the Interchurch Social Services in Fredericktown.  Margaret was one who enjoyed helping the less fortunate and taking care of people when they had heatlh issues.  In her spare time,  she liked to go camping, working in her flower beds, going dancing, taking vacations to the beach, visiting Amish country, but most of all she loved spending time with family and friends.

Margaret is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Jerry L. Clark; their children, Cherie (Brian) Mannino of Lewis Center and Craig (Christine) Clark of Curlew, WA; grandson, Beau Mannino of Lewis Center; sister, Patricia Schirtzinger of Columbus; brothers, John (Mary Jane) Whalen and Pat Whalen of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in by a brother, William Whalen.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of a memorial service celebrating the life of Margaret at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the New Life Community Church, 9955 Mount Gilead Rd., Fredericktown.

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  • My sincere sympathy to Margies family. We grew up together as neighbors and she was a very loving little girl then. Proud to read of her continui9 care for others. Love to all. Jody Koterba.

  • My sincere sympathy to Margies family. We grew up together as neighbors and she was a very loving little girl then. Proud to read of her continui9 care for others. Love to all.

  • Loving prayers and hugs to all the family with the passing of Margie. Knowing that she will rest in peace in Jesus arms gives us hope that we will one day see her again.
    All our love,
    Hal and Linda Mullins.

  • Those we love can never be more than a thought away…for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay. May God healing hands be with your family. Hugs, Cecil

  • What a wonderful picture of Margie. Some of my best memories where summers spent at your house. Hours of swimming,along with hours of working in the garden. I will always cherish those. Our prayers are with you through this hard time. Doug Kim Sammy and Luke Hollingshead

  • To the family of Margie,
    Margie was one of my favorite persons at the Parole Board. She was absolutely sincere and authentic in everything that she did and in very word that she uttered. She cared about people and had the ability to make you feel special. I would always tease her about her relationship with her husband whom she adored. I gave him the name “Mountain Man” and always referred to him that way because he took such good care of his family. I am so sorry about the loss of Margie but we all know she is where good people go. My thoughts and prayers are with you Moutain Man and your family.
    Warmest Regards,
    Margarette Ghee

  • I am so sorry for your loss my dear, Cherie. Praying for you and your family in your time of sorrow. Miss you my friend!

  • Very sorry for your loss Cheri..
    Prayers for you and your family at this sad time..
    She is at peace with the Lord.

  • Margie was such a joy to have in our small group at church. She loved Jesus and she loved people. She will surely be missed. I will remember her smile and the way her face would just light up when we would visit her. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven is surely brighter with Margie being there.

  • One of the sweetest and most faithful followers of Christ I have ever met. She was ever true to her servant’s heart. What an example she was for caring for and about anyone in need. Generous to a fault with her time, ideas, resources and love but always so humble, not wanting recognition or credit. Inspiring. Remembering her sense of humor, the twinkle in her eye and that little chuckle makes me smile still. Jerry, Cherie and Craig, you were her pride and joy. Her love for others was anchored by her deep love for you all. I am so very sorry for your profound loss. Margie’s reward in heaven is going to be huge but, knowing her, she will be trying to give it all away to help someone else have a better eternity. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you all.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and the rest of the family.
    Margie was a special person and close friend to our family when we lived in Ohio.
    Betsy and Margie had many shopping trips together.
    Many summers had the kids at their house or ours swimming.
    May God help to heal your hearts until you are again with her.

    God bless and all our love.
    Mike and Betsy Deets