Margaret Jane Haas – February 2, 2017

Margaret Jane Haas, age 83, of Dover died Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Aultman Hospital at Canton following a brief illness.

A daughter of the late Harry and Ethel Rowe McPherson, Margaret was born at Baltic, Ohio on September 29, 1933.

She was a graduate of the former Stone Creek School and for many years was employed by the City of Dover as secretary to the Service Director. Margaret also worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Dover-Phila Electric and was employed by the license bureau at Dover.

Margaret was a member of Grace Lutheran Church at Dover, and helped her late husband, Jack, count Sunday offering. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, working in the flower gardens around her house and cooking. Margaret also enjoyed outings with her siblings and sharing time with them over breakfast. Above all else, she loved to support and spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Vicky (Mark) Kordon and Rex (Cindy) Walter all of Dover; her step-sons, Jeff (Rene) Haas of California, David (Joan) Haas of Bolivar; her grandchildren, Keri (Brian) Paul, Laura (Ryan) Hamilton, Joshua Walter; Abbey (fiancée, Ty Rubenacker) Walter; four great-grandchildren, Bentley, Carson, Aubrie, and Cameron; four step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Completing the family are siblings, Mabel Albright of AL, Phyllis Degan of Stone Creek, Richard (Dolly) McPherson of AZ; a sister-in-law, Martyne McPherson of New Philadelphia; a brother-in-law, Dwight Johnson of Wilmington, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her first husband, Bud Walter in 1983 and her second husband, Jack Haas, on December 26, 2016; siblings, Betty Schnittke, Kathleen Hooper, Helen Judy, Evelyn Johnson and Eugene McPherson as well as an infant brother, Jerry McPherson.

The family will greet guests on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 11AM-1PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where Pastor Dwight Mason will lead a service celebrating Margaret’s life at 1PM. Burial will follow in the Dover Burial Park.

The family requests memorial contributions in Margaret’s name be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

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