Margaret E. Muntz
MOUNT VERNON — Margaret E. Muntz, 90, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Cleveland, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
Margaret was born April 28, 1915, in Cincinnati to Charles Frederick and Luella (Hatherley) Mills and lived most of her life in Cleveland. She was a graduate of Cleveland Glenville High School in 1932, and Wooster College in 1936 with a degree in math and from Case Western Reserve University with a Master of Science in Library Science in 1963. She began her career teaching at Hudson Day School in Hudson, Ohio. She worked for the Firestone Co. in Akron, helped Dr. George Crile and his wife prepare their books for print, worked as a secretary receptionist in the offices of Dr. E.P. Coppedge and then at Hathaway Brown School. Eventually she worked in school libraries in Cleveland Heights High School, Mayfield High School, Warrensville Heights High School and at Hilltop Elementary School library in Beachwood City Schools eventually becoming the library co-coordinator for the school libraries in Beachwood. She was also president of the Ohio Association of School Librarians. She was in later life a world traveler and very active in Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship. She was an accomplished pianist and a prolific composer of music, published poetry and a book, “Precious Penelope.” She was very proud of being part of the choirs that sang at the opening of Severance Hall.
Surviving are her three daughters, Donna Louella (Bert) Bastock of Akron, Marilyn Jean (John) Chidester of Mount Vernon, and Marlene Anne Meye of Lansing, Mich.; her daughter-in-law, Barbara Muntz Bullock of Florida; nine grandchildren, Jonathan and David Bastock, Wesley Muntz, Brian, Bob and Meg Chidester, Elizabeth Meye, Ingrid Meye and Evelyn Pech-Meye; and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, her husband of 62 years, Ralph W. Muntz, in 2001; her son, Charles W. Muntz, in 2001; and her brother, Donald H. Mills; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Bastock, preceded her in death.
A funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with Rev. Keith Stuart officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the service. Margaret’s final resting place will be with her husband at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Heights.
This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Betty I. Ramsey
MARTINSBURG — Betty I. Ramsey, 79, of Martinsburg died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg is in charge of the arrangements.