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Margaret H. Theis

May 3, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Margaret H. Theis, 74, of New Riegel, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 1, 2013, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

She was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Tiffin, to Anthony and Corrine (Kelbley) Theis.

Survivors include two sisters, Theresa (Joe) Carp of New Riegel and Anna Schlick of Wickliffe; four nieces, Laura (Rich) Vild of Willoughby, Cindy (Rick) Frankart of Findlay, Tina (Joe) Nye of New Riegel and Linda (Dave) Bosse of Willowick; a nephew, Joe Carp of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and great-nieces and nephews, Ashley and Tonya Frankart, Abby Vild and Andy, Gabrielle and Dominic Nye.

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Ms. Theis

She was preceded in death by her parents; niece, Dianna Schlick; and brother-in-law, Bill Schlick.

Margaret graduated from New Riegel High School in 1957 and worked at Newberry's Department Store until they closed and then at Big Lots for more than 20 years; retiring in 2003. She was a member of All Saints Parish, New Riegel, where she sang in the choir, played the organ, was a member of the Rosary Alter Society and Catholic Order of Foresters. She enjoyed polka music and was a Lawrence Welk and Myron Floren fan, attending many of their concerts. Margaret also enjoyed doing genealogy and was a member of the Seneca County Genealogy Society. Her favorite pastime was playing the accordion.

Her Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at All Saints Parish, New Riegel, with the Rev. Frank Murd officiating. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, New Riegel.

Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, New Riegel, New Riegel Music Boosters or a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at



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