Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mrs. Margaret “Peg” Birt (March 5, 2012)

Mrs. Margaret “Peg” Birt, age 96, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 6:34 PM at Greenwood Village Pavilion in Greenwood, Indiana. She was born on December 18, 1915 in Xenia, Ohio, to the late Charles E. & Edith J. (Wemhoff) Pilliod.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Charles R. & Suzi Birt of Trafalgar, Indiana, James M. & Judy Birt of Copley, Ohio, and Thomas J. & Judy Birt of Aberdeen, Ohio; grandchildren, Heather (Aaron) Quach, Justin Birt, and Megan (Keith) Jones; great grandson, Mason Jones; step grandchildren, Justin Dean and Jamie Sheehan; step great granddaughters, Jaicee Melvin and Naomi Jones; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Birt whom she married on June 25, 1947; sisters, Charlotte Meyers and Rosemary Pilliod.

Peg was a homemaker and had worked in the Darke County Courthouse. She was also a bookkeeper for Preble Memorial Gardens, Sunset Memorial Gardens, and her fathers business Union Foods on Front St. in Greenville, Ohio. Before moving to Greenville at a young age she lived in Piqua, Ohio for a short time. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Sodality of the church, life member of the Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and a 1934 graduate of Greenville High School. She had many blue ribbons from the Darke County Fair for her canned pickles, chili sauce and grape jelly. She enjoyed collecting antiques and spending time with her family.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West 3rd Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday before mass from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com