Marjorie “Marge” Alice Keggan
March 12, 1930 ‒ January 26, 2019
Marjorie “Marge” Alice Keggan, age 88 of Marion, Ohio passed away early Saturday morning, January 26, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Marge was born Marjorie Alice Middleton on March 12, 1930 to the late Allen and Mildred (Byers) Middleton in Marion, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her son John A. “Jack” Keggan and her sister Mary Ellen “Diddy” Kurz.
She was a 1948 Marion Harding High School Graduate. After high school she worked for Marion Power Shovel as a switchboard operator. On August 10, 1952 she married the love of her life, John C. Keggan.
Marge is survived by her daughters: Kathy (Dick) Spaide, Deborah (Chris) Widrig, Sara Keggan, Maria (Paulino) Barros; Grandchildren: Glen (Heidi) Spaide, Katie (Michael) Wright, Alicia (Cole) Tomlin, Hank (Ashley) Widrig, Johnathon (Lisa) Hess, Paulino Barros, Dustin (Aja) Hess, Kaitlyn Spaide, Christina (Kevin) Ellison, Gabriela Barros; Great Grandchildren: Nevaeh, Charlotte, Ellie, Emma, Sadie, Drew, Annie, and Grady. Also survived by her brother-in-laws Dan (Renie) Keggan and Robert (Nancy) Keggan and many other nieces and nephews.
Marge and John enjoyed 66 wonderful years of marriage. In 1952, after marrying, they moved to Columbus where she worked at Ohio State as a secretary at The Power Plant and then Chemical Abstracts while John finished school. In 1954 they moved to Savannah, Georgia while John served as an Intelligence Officer in the Air Force.
After returning to Marion in 1956, they bought Goerlich’s Greenhouse, changed the name to Marion Flower Shop and turned it into a thriving business. The Keggans owned and operated the business for almost 30 years before selling it to Chris and Deborah (Keggan) Widrig in 1985.
Marge and John enjoyed spending time with their family and friends and vacationing together around the US and the world. Highlights of their travel days included Italy, Norway, Hawaii, and St. John. They also owned a vacation home on Lake Erie in Lakeside/Marblehead for over 43 years where they enjoyed many summers with their family and friends.
Marge was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church since 1957 where she enjoyed singing in the choir and serving on the bereavement meal committee. She was also an active member of PEO for many years.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 East Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302. Reverend David Hoffman will conduct the funeral service on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Epworth. Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial gifts, if desired, may be made to the Palace Endowment Fund, in care of Marion Community Foundation – 504 South State Street, Marion, Ohio 43302.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, is honored to be serving the Keggan family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com