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Margaret A. "Peggy" McGruder

March 4, 1935 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Margaret Ann “ Peggy” ( Burns) McGruder 87, passed away peacefully on Friday September 9, 2022. She was born in SHAWNEE Ohio to the late Lawrence D. and Bernice M Burns.

Peggy graduated from SHAWNEE High School in 1953 and started her career as a telephone operator at what was then Ohio Bell Telephone Company (Later know as AT&T) in Columbus, Ohio.

She was employed there for 40 years until her retirement in 1993. After her retirement she spent many years as a volunteer in various places. Her favorite volunteer position was at Binn Elementary school where she was named volunteer of the year in 2009.

She attended SHAWNEE United Methodist Church as a child and became a member there.

Peggy is survived by her children, James R ( Dornee) McGruder of Grove City and Christopher R McGruder of Columbus; her brother Rick Burns of Bremen, her two sisters, Marsha ( Ron) Hinton of Reynoldsburg and Connie Burns of Canal Winchester sister in law Ruth Ann Burns,: grandchildren Brad ( Juile), Nick( Luncinda) Justin ( Brittany) Christopher ( Victoria), Adam( Marissa) and Casey, 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers and sister in laws, Lawrence D “ Buddy” and Carolyn Burns, Robert E. “ Bob” and Virginia Burns and John William “ Bill” Burns; sister Elaine Burns- Higgins and Grandson Corey McGruder.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Canal Winchester Rehabilitation & Assisted Living, especially Nurse aid, Dawn Reynolds.

Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon on Monday September 12th 2022 at the SHAWNEE United Methodist Church 317 East Walnut St. SHAWNEE Ohio 43782

The family will receive visitors from 6-8P.M. at the church on Sunday September 11th, and from 10 A.M. to Noon on Monday Prior to the service. Interment SHAWNEE Cemetery.

In lieu of flower the family request that contribution be made to THE SHAWNEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. P.O. Box 182 SHAWNEE Ohio 43782

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September 11, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shawnee United Methodist Church
317 East Walnut Street
Shawnee, OH 43782

September 12, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
SHAWNEE United Methodist Church (East Walnut St. SHAWNEE Ohio)

Funeral Service
September 12, 2022

12:00 PM
SHAWNEE United Methodist Church (East Walnut St. SHAWNEE Ohio)


Shawnee United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 182, Shawnee OH 43782


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