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Margaret Gordon

Margaret J. Gordon, 85, of Payne, passed away Sunday, November 15th, at Van Wert Hospital.

Margaret was born in Fort Wayne, on December 6, 1923, a daughter of the late Lois (Swihart) and Leo Christle.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, the Altar/Rosary Society, Medjugorje Prayer Group, Paulding County Visiting Nurses Auxiliary & Harvest House, New Haven.

On Oct 25, 1947, she married Charles Gordon, who passed away Sept 13, 1987.

She will be sadly missed by her sons, Thomas (Diane) of Payne, Lawrence of Convoy, Edward of Payne, Robert of Fort Wayne & James (Amy) of Nashville, IN; daughters, Mary (Richard) Yoder of Ft Wayne, Susan (Paul) Hamrick of Van Wert, Carol (Joseph) Kohnen of Monroeville, IN & Therese (Wayne) McOwen of Pandora; brothers, James Christle of Hawthorn, CA & David Christle of Tampa, FL; sister Nancy (George) Fries of Marion, IN; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by 4 brothers.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 203 W. Townline, Payne, at 10 am on Friday, November 20th.

Viewing is Thursday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm, and Friday 9-9:30 am at Dooley Funeral Home 5761 SR 500, Payne.

The Rosary will be recited Thursday, 8 pm, at the funeral home.

She will be laid to rest at St John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are for masses or Divine Mercy School. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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To my classmates, Mary and Ed, and also with your family---Our deepest sympaties to each of you. Your mother was a dear friend of my Mom's and a woman of great faith. We have the assurance in God's Word that all who die believing in our Lord Jesus Christ will live forever in Heaven. This was a great comfort to me during my own time of grief and loss when first my Dad and then my Mom passed away in 2007. May the Lord surround each of you with His love and peace!

Cheryl (Heck) & Steve MacDougall Nov 23 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Gordon Family....I want you all to know that your Mother, Mother in Law, Grandmother,Great Grandmother, and Sister was one of God's gifts to me and many others in the Community.

She always had a very warm smile and kind word to say..never really knowing a stranger. She was sure proud of her kids and grandkids!!!

It was my pleasure to paint for her throughout the years and pay her my 'annual visit'. You see, I got as much, if not more out of those visits, than she did.

While I know all of you kids loved her and took good care of her, I want to especially acknowledge Ed's dedication. Ed, you were a special blessing to your Mother... and I imagine that God has offered you a special blessing in return.

Thanks to all of you for sharing her with me and her 'extended family'. May God comfort you and give you peace.

Jim and Vicki Hooker
Mesa, Arizona

Jim Hooker Nov 20 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Gordon family: I am saddened by your loss. I am personally comforted by something the apostle Paul said at 1 Corinthians 15:26: "As the last enemy death is to be brought to nothing." I look forward to that time and when we can see our loved ones again. (Acts 24:15)

C. Hugg Nov 19 2009 12:00 AM

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of your loved one.

Tom Terrien and the Horizon Wind Energy Staff, Van Wert Ohio

Tom Terrien Nov 19 2009 12:00 AM

Wayne, Therese and family --

You have our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our prayers.
God bless.

Ben & Ann & family

Ben & Ann Slusser Nov 19 2009 12:00 AM

We are deeply saddened at your loss. We will keep your mother in our prayers. If you need anything, please let us know. God Bless.

Rick & Mary Beth Flaugh Nov 18 2009 12:00 AM

Please accept my sympathy on Margaret's passing. I knew her from the Harvest House. She always came with Kathryn Heck who I knew for many years. She was a very nice person, who I liked a lot and worked with her on some committees.
I will remember her to the rest of the Harvest House people and we will pray for her.
My condolences to the family.
Theresa Oberley.

Theresa Oberley Nov 18 2009 12:00 AM

Condolences to your family, Jim and Amy.

Wayne Trace Class of 1979.

Terri Stuckey Nov 18 2009 12:00 AM