Margaret Marie Hilson

Oct 13, 2015

June 29, 1922 - Sept. 26, 2007

NORWALK - Margaret Marie Hilson, 85, of Norwalk, died early this morning at Norwalk Memorial Home.

She was born June 29, 1922 in Norwalk, Ohio to the late Leslie Q. and Frances A. (Saladin) Homan. She was a lifelong member of the Norwalk First United Methodist Church where she was active in the Sweater Angels and was a former teacher of the Baracca Philathea Class,and was a volunteer for the LOGOS program.

She was a 64-year member of Queen Esther Chapter 15 Order of the Eastern Star, Norwalk. She was a life member of Ken Bur Bell Post 41 American Legion Auxiliary and a member since 1970 of the Firelands Post 2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Ohio Geneology Society, the Huron County Organ Club and the Norwalk Elks Club, and was a former Girl Scout Leader.

She was a former secretary for Norwalk's police and mayoral offices from 1966 to 1989 and was the former owner of Margarets Gift Shop from 1954 to 1960.

Her favorite activity was spoiling her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Larry Petrey of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Caroline and Thomas V. Lynch of Parker, Colo.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, E. Jane Schaffer of Norwalk and Betty A. and Merle McConkey of Bellevue; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence in 1984.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk where Eastern Star services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Norwalk.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Norwalk First United Methodist Church, 60 E. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or to the Queen Esther Chapter 15 Eastern Stars.


John Ruffing, N...

I remember Larry & Margaret Hilson from back in the 50's when my father Herb Ruffing rented shop space behind their gift shop on Jefferson St. They were so nice & easy to be around. I want to express my condolances to their children & other family members. Norwalk is a little poorer without them.

John Ruffing