Mount Vernon News
  • Margaret Hoar

  • May 10, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Margaret Sue Hoar, 71, of Mount Vernon, passed away at her home after an extended illness with her family at her side on Sunday, May 8, 2011.

She was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Whitesville, W.Va., to the late Paul and Helen (Slack) Bragg. Margaret was employed and retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center where she was a Therapeutic Program Worker. She attended the Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Margaret liked to needlepoint, garden, and all kinds of outdoor activities. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She attended and supported her grandchildren in all their activities. Margaret was known for her great sense of humor and always having a smile on her face.

She is survived by her husband of over 51 years, Melvin Hoar; two daughters, Pamela (Mark) Sheasby of Danville and Patricia Woods of Clintonville; eight grandchildren, Brittany Woods, Ashley Woods, Rachel (Rob) Sheasby Hays, Megan Sheasby, Jeremiah Hoar, Benjamin Hoar, Jonathan Hoar and Elizabeth Hoar; four brothers, Ronald (Susie) Bragg of Buckeye Lake, Charles Bragg of Buckeye Lake, George (Marilyn) Bragg of Newark and Paul (Betty) Bragg of Coolville; her brother-in-law, Carl Shaneyfelt of Newark; and her daughter-in-law, Tish Hoar of Mount Vernon.

Besides her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Hoar; her granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Sheasby; and her sister, Diane Shaneyfelt.

There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private graveside service in Ebenezer Cemetery at a later date. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Margaret Sue Hoar.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Knox County for their wonderful care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Ebenezer United Methodist Church, State Route 3, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send the family a condolence online visit

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