Margaret Virginia Forman

October 20, 1931 ‒ May 13, 2011

Marion, Ohio

Margaret Virginia Forman (Henderson) went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Friday, May 13th at Primrose Retirement Community. Margaret was born to the late Walter & Emma Elizabeth (nee Reed) Henderson on October 20, 1931 in Grafton, W. VA.

She married James Clifford Forman from Albright, W. VA. on August 30, 1947. They were married 57 1/2 years before his death in 2005.

They had five surviving children: Patricia Louise Winders of Sacramento, CA; James David (Sandy) Forman of Marion, OH; John Ray (Sharon) Forman of Shiloh, IL, Charles Allen Forman of Marion, OH, and Elizabeth Ann (Kevin) Forman of Chesterville, OH. There are 12 surviving grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her sisters Thelma Mae Robinson, Edna Beatrice Rich, and Audra Madline Snider; her brothers Denzel Ray, Dorsey Lloyd, and Walter Dowden Henderson, all from W. VA; and her daughter Vickie Lynn Forman and great granddaughter Mersadies Jade “Sadie” Chapman of Marion, OH.

Formerly a member of The Marion Christian Center for about 26 years and for the past 9 years was a member of the Victory Center Church of God. Margaret was active in the Food Pantry ministries of both churches and at Victory Center, the “Young at Heart” Senior Ministry.

Margaret’s great aunt Ida Lillard Reed was a published hymn-writer in W. VA who wrote over 2,000 hymns and had at least 50 published. Her most famous hymn “I Belong to the King” will be sung by her son, John, at her funeral.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations in memory of Margaret to the Victory Center Church of God, 1190 E. Fairground St., Marion, OH 43302.

Viewing will take place Thursday, May 19th from 4:00-7:00PM at the Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Home at 347 W. Center Street, Marion. The funeral service will also be held there on Friday, May 20th at 10:30AM followed by her burial at Brush Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Paul Mitchell and Rev. Don Howell will be co-officiating. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

  • I am so priviledged to have met Margaret when I was only 16 years old (38 years ago). She was/is my Mother-in-law for over 23 years. I learnt so many things from Margaret; number one being how to cook! Margaret is the best cook I have ever met! She loved cooking and having her entire family together for meals….usually on a moments notice!…How could you ever say “no” to a fantastic meal??!! Ma always gave me starts from flowers around her house; we both love the beauty and fragrance they bring to your home! Friday’s were always “Hair Day” for Ma…back then it was always at “The State Beauty Academy.” Ma’s hair was always done in “pin curls” and her hair was so black and shiny ALWAYS!! On Fridays, after the hair was done to perfection, she would pick me up and we went to Pizza Hut for lunch (she always bought) and would met her lunch partner & neighbor Barb Foos. One of Ma’s most favorite things in this earthly life was to dine out; never quite understood that; I’d take her home cooked meals over dining out any day! Ma loved watching her “Soap Operas” in the early afternoon and you knew not to interrupt during those 2 hours! Ma always used vinyl tablecloths and we still laugh today over some of the patterns she chose! A love of sunflowers showed as you would enter the back door of her home; her kitchen and dining area showed this; & once you went into the back yard you would see this as well! Ma was/is an avid follower of Jesus Christ & Sunday’s were always a day of rest after morning church services. This is the only time Ma ever took an afternoon nap! All the children were raised in church and Ma always insisted on prayers whether it was before a meal at bedtime or better yet anytime during the day. Through Ma, I truly learned that prayer changed things! I have so many more memories of my life with Margaret as my mother-in-law, however, I rest assured she already knows everything my heart has to say! May 13, 2011 was the day Ma waited her entire life to see come….the day she would meet her Saviour face to face! The angels and all those who went before her REJOICED that blessed day! I miss you in the flesh Ma, I will join you again some GLAD DAY!! I Love you!

  • Condolence, and thanks to the staff that took care of her, God bless you all. I’m sorry.

  • Remember all the times with you,grandpa & Beth Ann. Every other friday night was popcorn night & Uno. Spending the night was something i look forward to for 13 days! The two of you were my second parents & I thank you for all you did for me & all the grandkids. You always filled me full of junk food & pop & then sent me home! Then you would “slip me” a $10 bill & say,” Don’t tell your dad!” I never did! But the most important thing you taught me was how to be a man, to support & love my family & to just take care of things! Grandpa taught me how to not take crap from anyone & to speak my mind, while you taught me how to keep the peace & let things go. (Still working on that one :)! Love you, tell grandpa i love him & put in a good word for me…think i’m gonna need it!

  • My deepest sympathy. It was my privelege to be friends with John as we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am sure Foxy is up there showing her all the ropes! Much love!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was hoping to make it back to see aunt Margaret. May God be with you thru this trying time. Much love to you all. I wanted to see everyone but not like this.

  • I will deeply miss you. Thank you and papaw for everything you’ve done for me. Thank you for giving me a place to live when i needed one. I will never forget that. I remember the times where we went 2 yard sales and shopping. We always had fun. Will always remember watching NASCAR with papaw as well. And i will always cherrish the “Hey Clofford” and “Yes, Marg” story. lol Keep good watch over Mersadies “Sadie” for me. Love you and papaw always. Dont forget to feed papaw his P.B. sandwhiches everynite!

  • I will deeply miss you. Thank you and papaw for everything you have done for me, Thank you for giving me a place to live when i needed one. I will never forget that. I remember the times where we went 2 yard sales and shopping. We always had fun. Will always remember watching NASCAR with papaw as well. And I will always cherish the Hey Clofford, and Yes Marg story!!! lol Keep watch over Mersadies Sadie for me. Dont forget 2 feed papaw his P.B. sandwhiches every night. lol Love you both always!!!

  • to Patty,Chuck,John Jim and Beth Ann. I just want to express my deepest sympathy on your loss of ur mom.I always remember going over to her house, she would offer you either ice tea or coffee and a donut. She love to talk about everything. Aunt margret will be missed by many. love, from the craft family

  • Krystal, Jason & Family…May God comfort your hearts today and bless your wonderful memories of your grandma that your heart will always treasure. Beyond the shadow lies the promise of everlasting life with our Savior. May you find comfort, knowing your loved one is safe at home with the Lord. Much love to you all!!