Margaret Belle Zuch Thomas, 96, of Brazil died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at her daughter's home in Brazil.
Margaret "Maggie" was born to Lewis Guy and Harriet Belle Walborn Guy on May 6, 1907, in Negley, Ohio. She attended Oak Grove School in Columbiana County, Ohio. She married Samuel Willis Zuch on May 18, 1926, in Rogers, Ohio. Following Samuel's death, she married Donald Clifford Thomas in Lisbon, Ohio, in April 1967. Donald has also preceded Margaret in death.
She worked as a homemaker and a skilled potter. She enjoyed attending church and was a member of Wesleyan Holiness Church.
She was preceded in death by her spouses; six brothers, Andrew, Samuel, John B., Clarence, Charles and Willis L. Guy; five sisters, Sarah Harrington, Mary J. Hughes, Mae Early, Clara Yarwood and Florence Phillips; and two sons-in-law, William A. Cattrell and the Rev. Sherman M. Burton.
Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Belle Burton of Brazil, Mildred Deloris Pruett and husband, the Rev. Donald Pruett, of Hanover, Ind., and the Rev. Tillie Lucille Cattrell of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Burt Allen Zuch, and wife, Rose, of Brazil; a sister, Lillis Marie Guy Oyer, of Kensington, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Virginia Guy, of Bradenton, Fla; a brother-in-law, Raymond Phillips, of Lisbon, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren also survive her.
In Brazil, visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home with services at 3 p.m. In Negley, Ohio, visitation will be Friday at noon followed by a committal service at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Cross Beams Ministries, Box 155, Burnsville, N.C. 28714; Friendly Benwood Community Christian Youth Camp, 525 E. CR 1200N, Brazil, IN 47834; Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 600 S. First St., Terre Haute, IN 47807, or your local hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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