Margaret J. McDavitt, 69, of Port Clinton, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 21, 1938, in Fremont, the daughter of the late Kyle D. and Betty J. (Shirk) Rider. She began her working career as a waitress at the former Mayhew's Restaurant, Port Clinton. She then went to work at the former Captain Parker's Restaurant, which was located near the ferry boat dock on Put-in-Bay. She also worked for Uniroyal Coated Fabrics at Erie Industrial Park, Port Clinton, where she was an inspector for 27 years, until her retirement.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, and a member of the Women of the Moose, Port Clinton. Her hobbies included crocheting, ceramics, genealogy, and planting flowers. She was an avid reader and read every book on every president and their wives, except one. She was also a loving caregiver for eight people.
Survivors include her husband, Earl, whom she married March 24, 1955; son, Earl Kyle McDavitt, Port Clinton; daughters, Peggy Sue (Ernie) Taylor, Port Clinton, Kay Lynn (Ron) Van Deusen, Pendleton, Ind., Terri Jean (Scott) Fox, Grove City, Ohio, and Mary Ann McDavitt, North Royalton, Ohio; grandchildren, Micheal Francis and Dakota "Cody" McDavitt, Tim Allen McDavitt, Eleanor Rose McDavitt, Earl James McDavitt, Michael Patrick McDavitt, Bethany "Beth" Anne Gupton, Jonathon "Jon" Ernest Taylor, Carolyn Taylor, Joseph and Jessica Van Deusen; six great-grandchildren; brother, Charles "Chuck" (Trudy) Rider, of Catawba Island; sisters, Dorothy Hoag, Lake Orion, Mich., and Jane (Jack) Robinson, Midland, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Wesley Fox; great-granddaughter, Olivia McDavitt; parents; and brother, Paul Rider.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, where the rosary will be recited by Deacon Maury Hall at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton; the Rev. John C. Missler will officiate. Burial will follow in Rushau Cemetery, Carroll Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or Stein Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.