|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1921|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 2012|
Her lord said unto her,' Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord'. Matthew 25:23
Margaret E. Estabrook, 91, of Chippewa Township, entered into the joy of the Lord, October 20, 2012.
Born Jan. 21, 1921, in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Freda Hoy Klingensmith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmot 'Bill' Estabrook, in 1976; her daughter, Carole Seaber, in 1995, and two brothers, George and Edward Klingensmith.
She was mother to Connie Molchen, Moon Township; mother-in-law to Bill Seaber, Phoenix, AZ; sister to Marie Cavota, New Castle and Dorothy Simpson, Springfield VA; grandmother to Denise Molchen Donnelly (Jim), Mark Molchen, Cherie Molchen and Jarrod Seaber; great-grandmother to Stephen, Alex, Annie, Britney, Alyssa and Justin, and aunt to several nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a member of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church in Patterson Township.
Reflecting the love she had for people, she worked as a nurses aid and in the recreation department at the former Geriatric Center (Friendship Ridge), retiring in 1978. She was well known as a greeter/receptionist for A.D Campbell Funeral Home in Chippewa and Beaver Falls and was past president of the Chippewa Senior Citizens Organization for over 25 years
'I've lead a wonderful life ' Those were her words, so eloquently spoken almost two years ago as she celebrated her 90th birthday surrounded by family and friends. Margaret indeed led a wonderful life. Not because she had money or traveled the seven seas, but because she knew what it meant to love, to be loved and to give. Leaving her home empty handed was never an option, but her less tangible gifts of time and encouragement are to be treasured above all and so sorely missed. A gifted story teller, a stickler for detail, frugal as the day is long, never a complainer and always an optimist, adaptable and resourceful are just some of her qualities that have left us all better for knowing her. Unable to drive for years, but undeterred, Margaret took great pleasure in calling her family and friends regularly just to say hello. Rest assured, if the rest of the world forgot you, she would not God's gift of edifying was truly not wasted by her. We thank God that he saw fit to richly bless our lives with our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt and pray that a little bit of her can live on and thrive in us who are here without her.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the HILL & KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, 3801 Fourth Ave., College Hill, Beaver Falls, www.hillandkunselman.com, where a service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. Bruce Backensto.
Private interment in Sylvania Hills Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Presbyterian Church in Patterson Township
Sylvania Hills Memorial Park
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Record added: Oct 21, 2012
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