Margaret Rose Handy, 76, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 8, 1938, in Carrothers, Ohio, daughter of the late Alfred and Ruth Alexander. She spent most of her childhood in Marion, Ohio, and lived her remaining years in Medina, Ohio. Margaret graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1957, and later worked as a home health nurse for several years.
Strong in her faith, she was a member of First Baptist Church, of Sandusky, as well as the Lakeview Baptist Church, in Vermilion. She was the loving wife to Joseph Breckinridge Handy lll for more than 30 years.
Margaret was always very kind, sweet, and compassionate. She wasn't afraid to strike up a conversation with anyone, and loved to be silly and laugh. She adored her grandchildren and four-legged friends, including her cats and dog Poppy. Margaret was also known for her love of the color red, roses, and chocolate of any kind.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; son, Kenneth Keller; step-son, Bruce Handy; parents; and siblings, Maxine Hubble, Charlene Gilbert, and Clifford Alexander.
She is survived by her children, Joseph (Mark Crosby) B. Handy lV, Charles (Tracie) Handy, David Handy, Elaine (Kevin) Criss, Shana Emerine, Scott Wormell, Chris (Jamie) Handy, and James (Jaime) Handy; sister, June Mitchell; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; her good friend, Pete; and her dog, Poppy.
We want to thank the Hospice nurses and all of our family and friends for their compassionate care and support during this difficult time.
Margaret will be placed next to her husband Joseph at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
We will celebrate her life starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Buckeye Woods Park in Medina. Covered dishes are welcomed. Call Chris Handy at 330-304-5414 for more information.
Adams Mason Funeral Home and Crematory, Akron, Ohio, was entrusted with arrangements.