Margaret Louise Roy Kimble, 82, of Sugar Run, PA, formerly of New Jersey, Florida and South Carolina, passed away early Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a short illness, with her daughters at her side.
Born in the same farmhouse as her father in Fredon, NJ, the day after Christmas, 1930, she was the daughter of Alice (Stoll) and Donald H. Roy.
She graduated from Newton High School in 1948 and enjoyed attending the 65th reunion in October.
In her lifetime she held a number of fun and interesting jobs. She worked in the kitchen at Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ. At Radiation, an electronics plant in Florida, she helped make components used in the Apollo space program. She drove the bookmobile for a local county library where she enjoyed going to different schools and helping children choose fun and interesting books to read. In South Carolina, she worked at several different manufacturing plants, including Coats and Clark where she made plastic spools, and Ingersoll Rand where she helped make ball bearings and commercial knitting needles.
Margaret enjoyed playing her accordion for anyone who would listen. Her love of knitting and crocheting was well known wherever she went. She made countless pairs of mittens for the local Head Start kids, who called her “Grandma Mittens,” numerous
Christmas stockings, baby blankets and afghans, as well as other items for friends and family. She also had a love for doing genealogy and was an avid reader.
Survivors include her daughters, Genevieve Ragsdale of Salt Lake City, UT and Elton Salsman and her husband, Wayne, with whom she resided in Sugar Run; her grandchildren, Seth Ragsdale of Georgia, Jordan Ragsdale and Ian Ragsdale, both of Salt Lake City, UT, Chad Salsman and his wife, Susan of Wyalusing, Chris Salsman and wife, Rhiannon, of Dover, DE and Jody Salsman of Mechanicsburg; great-grandchildren, Colby and Alex Ragsdale of Utah, Erin, Paige and Megan Salsman of Wyalusing and Lilliana Salsman of Delaware; a brother, Donald M. Roy and wife, Myrna of Brecksville, OH, as well as much loved nieces, nephew and many cousins.
Services will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.
Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.