Margaret Greer


SIDNEY — Margaret L. Justus Greer, age 89 of Sidney, died at 6:33 a.m., Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney. She was born June 8, 1924 in Hancock County, Ohio; the daughter of the late Orvile Dean and Opal Helena Johnson Deringer. She married LeRoy E. Justus, Jr. who preceded her in death and later married James F. Greer who is also deceased.

Mrs. Greer was a retired cook with the public school system and a member of the Cridersville Nazarene Church. She was active in the Trinity Chapter #16 of the Eastern Star where she had been a Past Grand Matron. She was a former member of the White Shine of Jerusalem and the Caldron. She had been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Lima; the Eagles, a Lady of the Moose and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima. She enjoyed bird watching, traveling, lighthouses, was an avid square dancer, and enjoyed bowling.

Survivors include daughters - Lynda (David) Justus-Galbreath of Sidney; Jennifer Jill (Roland ‘Ron') Hansen of Texas; Cynthia ‘Cyndi' (Gary Young) Justus of Lima; and Lizabeth Justus-Routson of Texas; 6 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; a sister - Bessie Joseph of Upper Sandusky and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother - James Derringer and a sister Doris Rainsburg.

Funeral services will begin 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville; Pastor Jonathon Spyker will officiate. Burial will follow in Shawnee Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Condolences may be shared at

Funeral Home

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home
311 W Main St Cridersville, OH 45806
(419) 645-4501

Published in The Lima News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2013