Margaret G. Mathias

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Margaret Gist Mathias, 86, of Westminster, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Country Acres Assisted Living in Westminster.

Born Nov. 26, 1927, in Westminster, she was the daughter of the late Anna Ellen Nusbaum Gist and Benjamin Franklin Gist. She was the wife of John Edward Mathias, who died in 1979.

She was a 1944 graduate of Westminster High School. Before retiring, she worked 38 years as a secretary for Stu's Music Shop. She was a member of Deer Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving are granddaughter Heather Mathias Ruby and husband Bradley, of Westminster; grandson Chad Raymond Mathias and wife Courtney, of Sykesville; great-grandchildren Arabella Ruby, Georgia Mathias and Daniel Mathias; brother C. Kenneth Gist and wife Eileen, of New Windsor; and a sister-in-law, Charlene Gist, of Westminster.

She was predeceased by a son, John Raymond Mathias; brothers Benjamin E. Gist and Phillip L. Gist; and a sister, Dorothy V. Warehime.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at  Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Herbert E. Ruby III, of Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Deer Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Deer Park United Methodist Church, 2205 Sykesville Road, Westminster, MD 21157.

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Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services
254 E Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848 -7575
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 30, 2013
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