Margaret Gayton

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July 23, 1923 - January 25, 2015

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home


Friday, January 30, 2015 10:30 a.m. Moreland Funeral Home


Maplewood Cemetery


Margaret Ann Wile Gayton , born July 23, 1923 in Columbus, Ohio, began her eternal journey Sunday, January 25, 2015. At 91 years she peacefully joined the love of her life Samuel Gayton. She died at NHC Place surrounded by family. She was an advocate for children and a school teacher for 60 years. She was a graduate of Ohio State University and completed graduate courses at Capital University and Ohio State she belonged to The Ohio Education Association and National Education Association. Her hobbies included playing the piano and violin, painting, dancing, and reading. Her favorite activity was playing cards and games. She is survived by her children: Barbara (Craig) Schneider, Kim (Frank) Norton, and Dr. Samuel E. Gayton; grandchildren, Bob (Barbie) Burley, Clint (Leslie) Schneider, Conan (Amy) Schneider, Cort (Jen) Schneider, Christine (Dan) McNulty, Jenni (Jason) Jones, Nick Norton, Lori (Wes) Downs and Kristen (David) Scheuste; great grandchildren, Cecelia (Alstin) Benton, Natasha Burley, Max Burley, Cortney Schneider, Mackenzie Schneider, Lindsey Schneider, Ashley Schneider, Caleb Schneider, Ryleigh Schneider, Sydney Burley, Samuel Jones, Nathen Jones, Payton Schneider, Gabe Schneider, John Jones, Lilly Schneider and Daniel McNulty. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Inez Wile, spouse Samuel Gayton, daughter Karen Ann Gayton Burley, brother John Wile, and sister- in-law Thea Wile. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Hildenbrand, officiating. Interment Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany, OH. Pallbearers will be Bob Burley, Clint Schneider, Conan Schneider, Cort Schneider, Nick Norton, Jason Jones, and Doug Wile. Memorial donations may be made to Ohatchee Church of Christ, P.O box 138, Ohatchee, Alabama 36271, and/or Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 1400, Atlanta GA 30339. Special thanks to Kathy Butterworth, Dr. Vasquez, Dr. Rush, Dr. McIntosh, RMC 8th Floor Staff, and Gentiva Hospice. Her favorite quote was “Can’t never did anything.” Four words that sum up her life: There’s good in everyone.


Ginny Cooper Shultz - Feb 24, 2015

I just ran across this accidently and wanted to express my sympathy. Aunt Margaret and Uncle Sam were favorites and lots of fond memories of them both. Margaret trying to teach me to play Away in the Manger. Karen was my cousin and near my age, was sorry to hear that she had passed also. My love and thoughts to all the family. Margaret was blessed with a long life. Sam was my mother’s(Louise Gayton Cooper) brother. regards

dottie fay - Jan 29, 2015

We are so glad that Margaret had such a nice long life, but sorry about her passing. I just remember all the great times we had at Seneca lake so many years ago. I don’t know if anyone can get up to Westerville for the funeral or visitation, but we will be thinking of you. Dottie and Jack Fay

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