Margie Williams

May 22, 1922 ‒ January 13, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

Margie Williams never planned to live in a world that was boring and predictable. Her personal style and flair was an original approach to life that did not accept what was given to her – rather attach her elegance to demonstrate her personality. Margie wore statement jewelry long before it was popular. She painted with words, and plants and antiques – expressing herself in mediums beyond that of the average artist.

Margie Williams passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in her Mansfield home, surrounded by her family. She was 93.

She was born May 22, 1922 to parents Albert & Ida (Wampfler) in Mansfield. Margie graduated from Mansfield Senior High School with the class of 1940 and went on to attend Mount Union College. She later decided to take a job with the Mansfield News Journal in the advertising and society departments, which is where she first met the love of her life David Williams. The pair were soon married in March of 1948 and shared 34 wonderful years together, until he passed away in 1982.

Margie was a naturally talented artist. She had true passion and love for the arts and bringing original thoughts and ideas to life. Her penmanship and writing abilities were impeccable, which allowed her to keep incredible journals throughout her life.

Her passion for art led her to working at the Mansfield Art Center in the Gallery Shop for 20 years until retiring in 2004. Margie was also involved with the Garden Club at the Kingwood Center and the Gamma Gamma Gamma Sorority of the Zeta Chapter.

She is survived by sons Timothy (Amy) Williams of Montana and Bruce (Becky) Williams of Mansfield; grandchildren Lorrie Williams of Montana, Lyndsay Williams of Mansfield, and Heather (Joe) Shamp of Washington; great grandchildren Bella Williams, and Evan Shamp; brother Dr. David (Patty) Schwein of Mansfield; niece Dianne (Bob) Esmont; nephews Roger Clark, Dr, Jeff (Carla) Schwein, and David (Chris) Schwein.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Beverly (Jim) Clark, and great grandson Ethan Shamp.

Margie’s family will receive friends Monday, January 18, 2016 from 3-6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with a service on Tuesday at 11 a.m.  Rev. Bruce Haapalainen will officiate with burial to follow in Windsor Park Cemetery.

For contributions in her memory, make checks payable to OhioHealth Hospice and the Mansfield Art Center and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Margie’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com