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Margaret Ruth Grossnickle

February 26, 1934 — January 26, 2021

Margaret Ruth (Harris) Grossnickle, 86, of Reedsville, Ohio (former Joppa community), passed from her earthly life at 10:57 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Arcadia Valley Nursing Home in Coolville.
Born February 26, 1934 in Wood County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Clermont Park Harris and Mildred Opal Barr Harris. She attended Park School in Parkersburg through the latter part of the third grade, at which time the family moved to Meigs County where she attended Tuppers Plains Elementary. She was a member of the Olive Orange High School Class of 1952.
She was united in marriage with Herman O. Grossnickle of Mercer County, Ohio at the Joppa United Methodist Church on June 8, 1952. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Roy Deeter.
Margaret had a great love of the outdoors and worked many years on the vegetable farms in Reedsville. She was a member of the Joppa United Methodist Church, the Joppa U.M.W and the Reedsville Garden Club.
She is survived by two sons, Robert (Cathy) Grossnickle, Mark (Darlene) Grossnickle, and a daughter, Patricia Grossnickle, all of the Joppa community. Also surviving are a granddaughter, Christina (Nicholas) Feike, of Interlochen, MI, and grandsons, Dustin (Angela) Grossnickle, of Lancaster, OH and Adam Grossnickle of Little Hocking, as well as three great-grandchildren, William, Ava and Isla Grossnickle of Lancaster. Also surviving is her dear sister, Sylvia (Harlan) Webb of Mansfield, and a special sister-in-law, Mary Harris of Reedsville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, their infant son, Paul Douglas Grossnickle; brothers, Clarmont (known to most as Sonny) and Charles Larry (Shirley); sisters, Betty (David) Hamilton and Lucille (Les) Cable, as well as dear nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the Eden Cemetery in Reedsville with Jack Sigman officiating. White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville is entrusted with arrangements.
We would like to thank Arcadia Valley, Belpre Landing and Marietta Memorial for the care of our loved one.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret's name to the Joppa United Methodist Church, 52290 Joppa Rd., Reedsville, Ohio 45772 or to a charity of your choice.
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