Margaret Ruth Todd

May 28, 1920 ‒ January 24, 2021


Margaret Ruth Todd, 100 years of age, of Ostrander passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, January 24, 2021 at the Ohio Living Sarah Moore home.

She was born May 28, 1920 in Delphos, Ohio to the late Edward and Mathilda (VonLehmden) Haehn and later graduated from Delphos St. John High School. On June 5, 1941, she married the love of her life, Orville Leroy Todd in Delphos St. John’s Church. Together they shared over 40 years of marriage.

Margaret managed the cafeteria at Columbus DeSales High School for over 35 years and was a devoted and faithful member of St. Matthias Church in Columbus, and later, St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and shared her food, recipes and tips with all.

She was amazingly sharp and her humor was the delight of all who knew her. Margaret loved to laugh and her wit served her well until her end.

The family would like to thank the nurses at the James Cancer Hospital, those at Sarah Moore and the staff of Grace Hospice, especially nurse Dale and ass’t. Tyra.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Stella Dickman of Ostrander and Karen Channels of South Carolina; grandchildren, Laura (Terri) of Pataskala, Todd of New Albany and Nathan (Joetta) of Mansfield, Jessica (Rob) Robinson of Oklahoma, Maureen (Bryant) Blanton of Newberry, S.C., Benjamin (Courtney) Channels of Arlington, VA.; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Liam Dickman, RJ and Kiersten Denney, Alex Armstrong, Kylee and Kinley Dickman. Tabor, Beckett and Grier Robinson, Campbell Dietz, Brantleigh, Sawyer and Kendall Blanton, Virginia and Hutchinson Channels.

In addition to her parents and siblings, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Orville and her son-in-law Floyd Dickman.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 5 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William Street, Delaware. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware and will be livestreamed by logging into . Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests are required to wear masks and recognize social distancing requirements.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Floyd Dickman Library at St. Mary School, Delaware, OH.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Todd family.

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  • Stella and Karen,
    So very sorry! When I think of Aunt Bid, her unique infectious laugh comes to mind! The trips, by bus, to go shopping at Lazarus in Columbus and the inevitable perm she and Aunt Marty gave me when I visited!💗

    Much love,

  • WHAT A GREAT FRIEND I learned many things from Margaret while working at DeSales cafeteria including. HARD WORK. The kids in our time at DeSales never had it so good. We baked cookies every day except the day we had homemade rolls we made 100 dozen and ran out May she rest in pease

  • Stella, Karen, and family,
    I’m very sorry to hear Margaret has passed away. Aunt Bid was a truly wonderful person. I have fond memories of family gatherings and times we traveled to visit with her and Uncle Orville, and Aunt Marty and Uncle Lorin. I’ll always remember her for her kindness and patience as well as her self-confidence and sense of humor.
    With Love, Jeff

  • Stella and Karen,
    You were blessed to have this wonderful Mother. I wish she was my mother. I know she is with the Angels.

  • I was the Athletic Director and Vice Pricipal at St Francis DeSales while Margaret was the manager in the cafeteria. She and the other ladies would always have a cup of black coffee and a Honey Bun waiting for me every day that I was there. I enjoyed working with her as she was a wonderful lady.

    Bob Triano

  • Stella,

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She will always be a bright spot in my memory. Loved her sense of humor and spunk!

    Take care,


  • Extraordinary and wonderful woman. I was blessed to be a part of her life.
    Very sorry for the family’s loss. She will be missed tremendously

  • Stella and Karen,

    We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Bids passing. She was such a wonderful person. The kids still will talk about times spent with Aunt Bid and Aunt Mart when we went to the chicken shows in Columbus and stayed with them. She taught me a lot of cooking secrets. Matt will tell stories of when he lived with Uncle Orville and Aunt Bid. Such a beautiful family and will be deeply missed. You are in my prayers.

    All are Love,
    Matt & Sue

  • Praying for the family. Margaret was kind, gracious, and uplifting. It was comforting and joyful to have a conversation with her. She is now with the angels, where suffering and pain are ended, where there is great joy, and peaceful rest in God’s presence.

  • It is very sad to know that Aunt Bid is no longer with us. I will always remember her great big smile, her wonderful hugs, her fantastic sense of humor, and of course, her cooking. She was always such a joy to be around and I will miss her dearly. We send our love to Karen , Stella, and the rest of the family. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Aaron and Bonnie

  • Sending love and prayers to the entire family. We will all cherish the fond memories of Mum Mum. Laura and Terri have shared so many wonderful stories of their visits with her. She will always have a special place in our hearts forever.
    With much love and sympathy,
    Sherri and Eddie Clark

  • Stella and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of you mother.

    Linda and Joe Penzera