Marguerite “Meg” Seif

March 19, 1924 ‒ January 01, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Marguerite (Meg) Elliott Seif, 93, of Galion passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Mill Creek Nursing in Galion.

She was born March 19, 1924 in Shelby and was the daughter of Bert and Mary (Link) Elliott. On May 22, 1946 she married Leo F. Seif and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage until his passing on August 18, 2009.

Meg graduated from Shelby High School in 1942 and Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She worked for eight and a half months at Shelby Memorial Hospital. Meg worked at Galion Hospital for 40 years and four months. The last 26 years as director of Nursing upon retiring. She enjoyed fishing and golfing. Leo and Meg spent 12 ½ years in North Carolina and during that time, she won the championship three years in the 9 Holers Golf League. Meg was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Galion and a life member in the Nurses Alumni.

Meg is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Seif of Galion; son-in-law Dick Halsey of Marblehead, Ohio; five grandchildren, Geoffrey (Cheryl) Halsey of Port Clinton, Elliott (Rebecca) Halsey of Wheaton, Illinois, Tracy Reitzel of Southport, North Carolina, Darcy (Gary) Barber of Southport, North Carolina and Hilary (Too) Seif of Westerville; seven great-grandchildren Kyle Reitzel, Chris & Ashley Barber, McKenzie, Luke, Nora and Lewis Halsey; niece Cheryl (Bob) Muenster of Adkins, Texas; brother-in-law Frederick Seif of Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law Rosemary Bartholomew of Galion and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter Sandra “Sandi” Halsey; son Robert (Mike) Seif; sister Florence Benedict, uncle Walter Elliott and an infant niece Susan Benedict.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where a memorial service will be held Friday at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. David Sipes and Rev. Mark Bogen officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Galion Elks Lodge 1191.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church or the Galion Elks Lodge 1191 in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Meg Seif, and condolences may be made to them at

Legacy Touch fingerprint PIN number for Meg:       


Place an order by visiting 



  • What a lady! I loved Meg. I hung around with her, my Mom and Pat McFarland sometimes, never a dull moment. She is home now, so rest in peace, Meg.
    Lisa and Tony

  • So glad I had the pleasure of meeting Meg while working at the hospital, she was one in a million. She will be missed.

  • What a privilege it was to be backyard neighbors to Meg and Leo 40 plus years ago, visiting and watching their dog play. She was a very special person and will be missed. Condolences to all of the family.

  • To the Seif Families,
    Meg was one of a kind. If there was one word that would remind you of Meg, it would be fun-loving. Meg had a unique sense of humor and enjoyed people and life. Meg will be missed by so many and she touched the lives of all who passed through Galion Community Hospital. Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • To the Seif Family: My mom and dad who has passed ran with Meg and Leo . My brother and sisters grow up with Mike and Sandy. She will be sadly missed. Wonderful lady.

  • Just loved Meg. Loved the whole family. She missed them all and went to join them. RIP Meg. Your were truly loved

  • Meg was one in a million! She will be missed by all who knew her! Loved her and her knowledge of nursing! So sorry for your loss.

  • There are no words to express our sorrow. I worked with Meg my entire nursing career. She and Leo are the reason we moved to Southport. They were like family. We loved her and will miss here.

  • Sorry for your loss. Meg was a wonderful Christian woman! I always enjoyed seeing her at church. Exercising with her at Curves was always such fun.

  • Meg is and was an awesome nurse , she would jump in and help you if you were in a pinch. Not afraid to get her hands dirty, I will never forget her. Galion couldn’t have had a better nurse . My deepest sympathy goes out to her family as well as my prayers. Meg is now in her eternal home now.

  • What a special lady!! So glad I stopped two weeks ago to see her at Mill Creek. She was ready to be with her Lord and Family in Heaven. May she rest in Peace now. Thinking of all of the family, two great losses in such a short time.

  • Meg was such a nice lady and had a great sense of humor.. Sorry to hear of her passing. Rest in peace.

  • To family,
    What a great lady who touched so many lives. It is my privilege to have known her, dear Sandi and Mike. Love to all

  • I knew Meg my entire nursing career. She truly was a wonderful person! I am so glad I got to talk with her and Sandy last year when they were having lunch at the Red Lobster. We talked of the good old days and how much and how fast healthcare has changed. Both have left memories in my heart. May you, her precious family members, find comfort in knowing she made a difference in the lives of so many people.

  • Meg was the first nurse I met in Galion when I started working there so many years ago. We so enjoyed the luncheons with her and the other retired nurses. She will be so missed. We all loved her so much.

  • Our sympathy to the family, she was an outstanding woman in her profession and in life, she will be remembered by many. She will be uniting with her family…rip.

  • What a privilege & honor to have known & worked with Meg. She had a true love of nursing & today uched many of us @ GCH. Praying for comfort in peace to all who grieve.

  • So sorry for your loss, she will definitely missed. She was like a second mom for me. Mike and I were best friends. Our condolences to the family.

  • At 17 years of age, I started working as a nurse aide, hired on by Meg. During my many years working there, Meg was a great nurse, encourager, teacher, and friend. Some of my greatest memories was when GCH had the bowling league, and a couple years Meg and I were on the same team, and she always had us in stitches.
    Meg will truly be missed by all who knew her. I love you Meg, and a big thank you for your encouragement through LPN school, and helping encourage me to go back for RN.

  • What a joy it always was to visit with Meg. She always had a smile and was always so much fun to be with. She was a great person, a great nurse, and a great friend. She will be greatly missed.

  • Carolyn and I had the absolute pleasure of taking care of her at Millcreek. She quickly became a favorite of ours and we loved her dearly. We miss her so much already. ❤❤

  • Spent lots of time with Meg and my mom the last few years visiting, playing Scrabble, and celebrating New Year’s Eve. Will miss you Meg.