July 24, 1929 ‒ August 13, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Margo Waddell, age 86, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Knox Community Hospital. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Margo was born on July 24, 1929 in Mainz, Germany to the late Lothar and Minna (Heis) Erlanger. Her family moved to Guntersblum, Germany until Margo was 9 years old.
On November 11, 1938 Margo and her family escaped the Nazi’s and immigrated to America. She was very proud of her nationalized citizenship. Shortly thereafter she converted from her Jewish religion to Protestant. She studied at the Mount Vernon Business College before being employed at Shellmar, Mercy Hospital and the Station Break. Margo was a member of South Vernon United Methodist Church. She was a past board member of her Condo Association, church committees and volunteered at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. She loved her family very much and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.
She is survived by a son, John (Hilda) Waddell of Groveport, OH; daughters, Marcha (Sam) Pittro of Gahanna, OH, and Ruth (Tom) Robson of Zanesville, OH; 4 grandchildren, Mara Beitzel, Chip Waddell, Alicia and Collin Pittro; 2 great-grandchildren, Elena Beitzel and Charlie-Rae Hankins; a brother, Ed Erlanger of Columbus, OH; sister, Essie Tarbis of Akron, OH; sisters-in-law, Robby Erlanger of Springboro, OH, and Louise Hunter of Mount Vernon, OH; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; her exchange student, Stefan Ehrentraut and family of Germany; several cousins in Germany; many special friends, including longtime friends Betty and Ron Spearman of Mount Vernon, OH.
Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles Waddell; a brother, Fred Erlanger, a sister, Hannelore Jewell; sister-in-law, Evelyn Erlanger; brothers-in-law, Harold Jewell and Myron Tarbis.
A special thanks to the 6th floor staff at Knox Community Hospital for their compassionate care.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 17, 2015 From 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM with a funeral service on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11AM at The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home; 619 E. High St. Mount Vernon, OH 43050, with Pastor Lee Cubie and Rev. Bob Alexander officiating. Burial will take place in Mound View Cemetery following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to: South Vernon United Methodist Church; 142 Columbus Rd. Mount Vernon, OH, 43050 or Station Break; 106 Howard St, Mt Vernon, OH 43050.
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