April 22, 1932 – Nov. 23, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Margaurite L. “Maggie” McHargue, 78, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in the home of her daughter and in the care of her loving family.
Maggie was born in Plymouth on April 22, 1932, the daughter of John T. and Ada R. (Watkins) Gaines. She attended Plymouth schools and was a lifetime Plymouth resident who formerly resided in the Westgate Apartments.
On April 17, 1949 Maggie became the bride of Arnold “Mel” McHargue together they would have seven children, twenty grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2000.
Maggie was first and foremost a homemaker in every sense. She would often open her home always ready to serve up a meal or to those needing a place to stay until they could get on their feet. Maggie was available for a coffee break and conversation over cards or dominos anytime of the day.
For several years she worked as an aide at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth and for five years as a driver for JJR providing transportation to the disabled and loved interacting with the many children and parents.
Maggie truly loved her family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow. And in turn they loved her sharing special times like baking a family favorite — pumpkin rolls for the holidays. She also enjoyed fishing and gardening.
She was a member of the Shiloh Wesleyan Church and volunteered with her good friend Diana at Tuesday evening worship services at Miller’s Merry Manor.
Maggie is survived by two sons and four daughters. Her sons are: Charles Melvin McHargue and Arnold “Bud” L. and Dawn McHargue of New Paris, Ind. Her daughters are: Ruth Ann and Ed Clemons of Grovertown, Nancy Lynn and Kevin Ames, Dawn Marie and John Sellers, and Tina Louise and Don Bunton, all of Plymouth.
Nineteen surviving grandchildren include: Sarah Slusser, Chuckie McHargue, Dallas Deckys, Chuck Hite, Kellie Enders, Jason Hite, Angel Shock, Butch Clark, Andy Clark, Erin Hundt, Jeremiah Sellers, Alicia Sellers, Victoria Stults, Kayla Walters Elijah McHargue and Jesse McHargue.
Her 22 great-grandchildren are: Zander, Dalton, Mackenzie, Kayden, Vanessa, Devin, Abby, Annie, Jessica, Zack, Gracie, Paige, Libby, Austin, Lexie, Bailey, Kwinten, Rilynn, Ryen, Jadyn, Colton and Isabella.
One brother, John C. Gaines of Plymouth also survives.
Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son John Daniel “Tiny” McHargue, two brothers, Charles and Herbert; six sisters: Maudie, Norma Jean, Minerva, Evalena. Goldie and Clara and grandson, Isaiah Sellers.
Friends may join the family in celebrating the Christian life of Maggie McHargue on Sunday, Nov. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29 at the Shiloh Wesleyan Church, 10532 4B Road, Plymouth where calling will continue after 10 a.m. The Rev. John Perkinson, pastor will officiate.
Burial will follow in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Maggie’s name may be made to the church or Marshall-Starke Development Center, Inc., 1901 Pidco Drive, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.johnson-danielson.com .