Margaret A. Gotschall
1921 - 2020
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Margaret A. Gotschall

age 99, of Minerva, died Sunday, June 28, 2020. She was born March 10, 1921 in Howenstine to George and Vinnie (Elson) Sickafoose. She was co-owner of the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with her husband Dwight for many years. She was a lifetime Methodist, having been a member of the Minerva United Methodist Church where she attended the Homebuilders Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, the Golden Rule Circle, sang in the choir and was instrumental in starting the Bell Choir. A 75 year member of the Bayard Grange #1878, Columbiana County Grange, Stark County Pomona Grange #28, Ohio State Grange and National Grange. She used to love attending the State Grange Convention with all her friends. She is a member of Carroll Chapter Order of the Eastern Star # 315 where she is a Past Matron and held the station of Martha for many years. She is a charter member of the Minerva Historical Society and was a member of Minerva Classic Travelers. She graduated 8th grade from the Green Ridge one room school house and graduated in 1938 from Canton South High School. She loved music, singing in the choir, playing piano and her accordion and playing Ida Lee in Gee Haw for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, D. Dwight Gotschall who died in 1986, sister, Birdine Sickafoose and a grandson, Mitchell Ramsey. She is survived by son, David (Martha) Gotschall of Minerva, daughter, Janese (Gary) Ramsey of Louisville, five grandchildren, Matthew (Jena) Ramsey of Malvern, Nicholas (Erin) Gotschall of East Rochester, Joseph (Morgen) Gotschall of Minerva, Adam Ramsey of Columbus, Alex (Elyse) Gotschall of Minerva, seven great grandchildren, Grant, Lucas, Cole, Daisy, Wren, Landon and Oliver.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 am in the Minerva United Methodist Church with Pastor Harley Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Due to the current situation, the funeral home will be open to pay your respects anytime Thursday from Noon to 8 pm, the family will be present from 6-8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitch's Live Your Dream Scholarship at the c/o Kent State University, Salem or the Minerva United Methodist Church. Those wishing to share condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank Kim Mitchell and her staff for their wonderful care these last couple of years.

Gotschall-Hutchison, 330-868-4900

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Published in IndeOnline on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 5, 2020
Sending deepest sympathy from Scott Shearer. Actually, Margaret is a cousin as my maternal Grandmother is Florence "Babe" (Sickafoose) Shearer who passed sometime in the 80's May God grant you eternal rest .
Scott Shearer
Son
July 4, 2020
Dave, Martha, and Boys,
We were sorry to read of the passing of Margaret. She was a nice lady and we remember the outdoor plant tour at her home that she gave the Scouts who were working on requirements to earn a badge, she was very gracious and knowledgable.
The Kelly Family, Shawn, Colleen, Nathan, Jacob, and Shanna
Colleen Kelly
Friend
July 4, 2020
Our sympathy to your family.
Catherine Viola
July 4, 2020
Dave and family, please accept our sympathy for the letting go of your mom from this life. Peace be with you as you adjust.
Thank you for all you do in your professional life for those of us experiencing our own "lettings go".
Diana Yost and Chiurco Family.
July 3, 2020
Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone. Keep your memories close to your heart and cherish them forever. May God Bless. Love And Hugs To Everyone.
Patrick, Jeanie, Michael, Jonathan, and Hilliari Lieser
July 2, 2020
From all of us at FDLIC, we wish to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of Margaret. She and your father were truly committed to our profession.There service of care and compassion made differences in the lives of so many families in the Minerva area that you may never even know about. They, like you, are committed to the health and vitality of Minerva which helps to make it a great place to live. Thank you for continuing the care and loving concern for the community and its residents. She truly will be missed.
Steve Jenkins
Friend
July 2, 2020
Dave,
We are saddened to read about your moms death.
May she rest in peace.
May the Holy Spirit send grace and peace
at this time of grieving to you and your family.
When someone you love becomes a memory ~
Your memories become your treasures.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Jeremy and J. Marilyn Meadows
July 2, 2020
Dave,
We are saddened to read about your moms death.
May she rest in peace.
May the Holy Spirit send grace and peace
at this time of grieving to you and your family.
When someone you love becomes a memory ~
Your memories become your treasures.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Marilyn and Jeremy Meadows
July 2, 2020
You have our sympathy Sorry about the death of your Mother
Anna, Randy, Belinda YACKLIN
Neighbor
July 2, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all the Gotschall family.What a sweet ,kind lady she was!!!!We know she will be deeply missed.May our precious Lord comfort you and bring you peace. Bill and Genie Ellis
Genie and Bill Ellis Ellis
Friend
July 2, 2020
Our sympathy to David, Janese, and all the family on your loss. She lived a long productive life and supported the mourning families of the Minerva area for so long. My God comfort you in this time.
Steve Tibrea
Friend
July 1, 2020
Thinking of all of you and wishing you comfort and peace . What a lady she was! I will never forget her .
Alese Wise
July 1, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Carol Grubb
Family
July 1, 2020
She was a Grand Lady, My sympathies on your loss.
Chuck Hart
Friend
July 1, 2020
Your family has our deepest condolences.
The Rodgers' Family.
July 1, 2020
Our sympathy to your family upon the passing of your wonderful mom.
Tim & Mary Biller
July 1, 2020
Chris and I are deeply saddened David by the loss your family has encountered. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Chris & Larry Simms
Friend
July 1, 2020
To the Gotchall family, you have been there to comfort so many of us and our families. I hope the community is there for your family and can extend as much peace and reassurance as you have taught us.
Love and prayers, Vicky Arnold Sargent.
Vicky Sargent
Friend
June 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Darla Young
June 30, 2020
Dave, Martha & Family
Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Lucinda Hoopes
Friend
June 30, 2020
The world lost a beautiful person. Heaven gained a new angel.
RICHARD Cook
Friend
June 30, 2020
Our sincere sympathies for your family.
Don and Laura Unkefer
Friend
June 30, 2020
Wanda Brothers
June 30, 2020
Deepest sympathy to you Dave & the your familY.
Tom Baer
Acquaintance
June 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. She was such a great lady in the Minerva Community.
Gregory Rhodes
June 29, 2020
Margaret was a sweet lady! She was so nice and was very knowledgeable! RIP Margaret! Sorry for your loss David!
Mike Coy
June 29, 2020
My deepest sympathy! She will be missed!
Jennifer Hart
June 29, 2020
My mother-Mary Fankhauser-and I offer our condolences to your family members-God Bless
Joanne VanMeter
June 29, 2020
David and Martha, you have my deepest sympathy. This is the time for families to come together and hold on to eack other.
Jodine Coss
Jodine Coss
Friend
June 29, 2020
We are truly sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead. Lenny and cindy
Friend
June 29, 2020
Mark and Jody Thurin
Family
June 29, 2020
My sympathy to your families.
She was a sweet lady.
Sue Campbell
June 29, 2020
Dear David and family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time I know you deal with death on a daily basis but when it comes to losing your own loveone its never easy may the lord comfort all of you and keep you all in his loving embrace
Theresa Locke
Friend
June 29, 2020
Mrs Gotschall was a leader in our church and the community . She just never stopped! Until the last couple of years, we just knew we would see Margaret anywhere that "two or more were gathered". You have your reward in Heaven, Margaret. Rest in the arms of Jesus, until we meet again.
Susan Pallaye
Friend
June 29, 2020
Dear David. So sorry for the loss of your mother but you know you really havent lost her. Shell be by your side forever. Sending love.
Dona Mccloskey
June 29, 2020
Dave and Martha and family, I am truly sorry for your loss.
Pam and Joel Edwards
Friend
June 29, 2020
Sorry for your loss. You were so blessed to have her all these years. Many prayers to your family
Kathy and Dave Waller
Friend
June 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss!
Linda (Speelman) Rankin
Friend
June 28, 2020
Peace and sympathy to the family. Prayers be with you
Jason and Leisa Howard
Classmate
June 28, 2020
Your mom was a Great Lady!
Dan Toalston
Friend
June 28, 2020
Dave, you and your family have our deepest sympathy. Such a great lady. May she rest in peace.
Kathy Nehus-Draper
Friend
June 28, 2020
A wonderful sweet lady who was determined and a soul of an angel! She will be missed! Love to you all!!
Carol Tice
Friend
June 28, 2020
Dave and family, I will always remember Margaret walking to the bank with her umbrella in case it would rain. She was a special lady. My prayers and condolences.
Judy Walter
June 28, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers for the family
Rick & Pam Ohler
Friend
June 28, 2020
David, Janese and families,
God has called a faithful servant home. Many fond memories through the years at MUMC, Esther Chapter OES and in the community will be recalled of your mom and grandmother. A dear and special lady who gave of herself to all. May God give you peace knowing she is at rest.
Diane and Ron Phillips
Friend
June 28, 2020
Dave & Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. May she RIP.
Jack Marteney
June 28, 2020
Condolences to your families. She was a good lady, and lived a great life.
Ralph Lowmiller
Acquaintance
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