Mount Vernon News
  • Margaret Schon

  • March 22, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Margaret Schon (nee Krafcik), 80, passed away peacefully at The Laurels nursing home in Mount Vernon on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

Margaret was born in Lorain on Aug. 4, 1929, and spent the majority her life there. She was a 1947 graduate of Lorain High School. Margaret was married to the late James R. Schon, and they raised four children together. Margaret always remained busy, spending her “retirement” working at the Dollar General on Pearl Avenue until the age of 75. Margaret was an avid bingo player, playing at least twice a week. She was also a big fan of the Cleveland Indians.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Michele (Kenneth) Lane of Mount Vernon; sons, James (Jane) of Lorain, Michael (Cristen) of Amherst; and daughter-in-law, Debra of Biloxi, Miss. She is also survived by a brother, Ray (Myra) Krafcik of Lorain. She was very close to her niece, Marianne (Delmont) Molnar of Lorain. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Suzanne and Alan Lane, John, Matt, James and Amy Schon, Jason and Daniel Schon; and her great-granddaughter, Ariana Schon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Klemintina Krafcik; her husband of 36 years, James R. Schon, in 1987; son, Gregory A. Schon, in 2008; grandson, Douglas Lane; brothers, John and Bernard; and sister, Mary.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain. A graveside service and burial at Calvary Cemetery will immediately follow visitation with the Rev. Charles Henkle, associate pastor of the Church of St. Peter, Lorain, officiating.

Donations may be made to the Hospice of Knox County, who provided loving care for Mrs. Schon in the last weeks of her life. Donations can be mailed to 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send online condolences go to



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