Margaret Estella (Taylor) Whetsel

May 26, 1924 - Apr 13, 2014

Margaret Estella (Taylor) Whetsel, age 89, of Castalia, died Sunday morning, April 13, 2014, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 26, 1924, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and was a long time cook at Bogart Elementary School. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Vacationland Travelers, Melody Makers, and Mothers Club. She liked doing crafts and won many trophies shooting fast draw. She also enjoyed camping and spending time with family and friends.

Margaret is survived by one daughter, Maryalice Fredrick of Castalia; daughter-in-law, Beverly Whetsel; six grandchildren, Paulette Yates, Jeffrey (Chrissy) Fredrick, Christina Whetsel, Stephanie Whetsel, Michael Ritenour, and Amy Ritenour; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert 'Hank" Whetsel in 2008; daughter, Patricia Bickley; son, David Whetsel; grandson, Wade Whetsel; son-in-law, Larry Fredrick; three brothers; and seven sisters.

Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, at First Christian Church, 3410 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Don Spurlock will officiate. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, or to Margaretta Rescue Squad, 113 South Ave., Castalia, OH 44824.

Condolences may shared with the family at ransomfuneralhome.com.