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In Memory of
Maggie Louise Kovach
November 12, 1985 - September 10, 2020

Tuesday, September 15th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Moreland Funeral Home

Margaret Louise Kovach died Thursday September 10, 2020 due to complications of blood disorder HLH. Maggie was born on November 12, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia yet spent the majority of her life in Westerville, Ohio. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from Otterbein University. Maggie is survived by mother Lynn and siblings Steve (Megan), Rob (Amy), Chuck (Jenni), Katie Bates (Todd), Beth (Jason Stasiulewicz), Nick, and Karrie; also surviving are nieces/nephews Adeline, Vivian, Kendall, Anna, Rylee, Dylan, and Ryder in addition to faithful furball Poppy. Maggie was a dedicated teacher and athlete who inspired innumerable surviving teammates and students with her work ethic and entertained with her razor wit. The Kovach family extends their thanks to the ICU, hematology, and infectious disease staff at the OSU James Hospital working tirelessly to care for Maggies body and spirit while she was dealing with a challenging diagnosis. Please join Maggies family for calling hours at Moreland Funeral Home at 55 E. Schrock Rd. in Westerville on Tuesday, September 15 from 4:30-7:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as Maggie lived, colorfully and comfortably. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations of blood or blood products to the American Red Cross and/or donation to the Ohio Prison Dog Coalition. Condolences may be sent to


Kelly Douglas

Sep 12, 2020


Tori Overholt

Sep 13, 2020

May you find peace and comfort in these challenging times. I worked with Maggie at EPA for 3 years and she always loved talking Columbus Crew news with me. She made an impact on all of the students and teachers. Her spirit will forever live on. Sending your family all the love during this time.


Cindy Stone

Sep 15, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to your family. Maggie made an impact on all who knew her. I have not seen Maggie for a while but I will always be her Mama Stone. May you all find peace.


Karen Carson

Sep 15, 2020

Words are never accurate to describe the passion, energy, joy, love & so much more that Maggie shared with everyone she was in contact with. I was fortunate that Maggie applied to one of our teacher positions when I was the principal at Midnimo. From that point on, she gave her students, staff, parents, community 100% of her focus to support them in being who they were from creative lessons, engaging activities, funny personal stories and so much more. She was motivated by an internal passion to know about each child who came into her class and then let them know in so many different ways how important they were to her, their families and community. This was who she was at the core and was nothing that could be taught through classes, professional development and other learning opportunities. She radiated compassion and generosity with no strings attached. Maggie also shared with her students her love and respect for her family. She and her mom, Lynn, worked to create a weekly arts and craft class for students when funding was tight. Lynn, generously donated her time and materials to support different projects that the students where so proud to share with others. Maggie was able to lace in funny stories about siblings, nieces and nephews that not only enhanced the students commitment to learning but also opened up a window to how proud of and how much she loved her family. I always believed that this supported the trust and love the students felt for her. For those of us who got to know Maggie, the gifts she taught us through being who she is will never be lost. I will always smile and have a chuckle for her wonderful energy. She was certainly a master teacher across life lessons. With Love, Karen Carson


Mary Jane Smith

Sep 15, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Maggie's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Teresa Dugo-Young

Sep 15, 2020

I'm deeply sadden for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Aubrey Blackburn

Sep 15, 2020

Our hearts ache for all the Kovach family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are sorry not to be able to give our condolences in person (Our family is high risk with asthma and auto immune). May happy memories of Maggie carry you through this time. Much love and big hugs, Torrey and Aubrey Blackburn


Diane Foster

Sep 24, 2020