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Margaret Mueller

March 1, 1936 — July 19, 2023

New Philadelphia, Ohio

Margaret Mueller

 

Margaret Mueller, 87, a resident of New Philadelphia died peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 after a brief illness. 

Peggy grew up in Barberton, Ohio, the daughter of the late James Sleath and Margaret (Antles) McAnlis.  She graduated from Barberton High School and the College of Wooster.  Upon graduation, she married Ernest L. Mueller of Sugarcreek, who was serving in the US Air Force.  They recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Dr. Ernest J. Mueller of St. Louis, MO, a daughter, Elise (Kenneth) Lab, two grandchildren, Audrey L. (Kyle) Mattevi of New Philadelphia, OH and Frederick L. Lab of Delaware, OH, and one great granddaughter, Madelyn Mattevi.  Additionally, Peggy is survived by her brother Dr. John (Joan) McAnlis of Wadsworth, OH and many beloved nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Mary Kathryn (Kate) Mueller. 

Peggy taught high school mathematics in the United States, Okinawa and Germany. She made a home for her family at each of the 10 Air Force bases where Ernie was assigned. Peggy was a talented cake decorator and created numerous wedding cakes for her family and friends.  Peggy and Ernie traveled extensively throughout their lives visiting every continent but Antarctica.  She had a tremendous passion for genealogy.  She made many trips to Salt Lake City and other locations throughout the world collecting information on not just her family, but assisted others in searching for their family histories as well.

Peggy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia.  She was extremely involved in the running of the Clothes Closet there.  Peggy was also a member of the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society and College Club.   In 2012, she was awarded the Zeisberger-Heckewelder Award by the Tuscarawas Historical Society.

Her dedication, her insight and passion will be greatly missed by many.

The family will greet friends on Monday, July 24, 2023, from 6-8pm in Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home and Crematory at New Philadelphia.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 10:30am.  The service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 201 West High Ave. New Philadelphia, burial will follow at Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek.  A meal will follow at the church.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, July 24, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Linn-Hert Geib Funeral Home & Crematory - New Philadelphia

116 2nd St. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

201 W High Ave, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Burial

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Reception

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

201 W High Ave, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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