Margaret Ann Eltzroth

January 13, 1925April 28, 2014
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ELTZROTH, Margaret Ann “Peg” (Hageman) of Dayton, Ohio, age 89, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years Donald, her parents Henry and Julia; her sisters Mary Irene “Mayme” and Evelyn; and brother Russell. Margaret is survived by her daughter Mary Lorraine “Lonnie” Vilkas and sons: Richard “Hank” and wife Ulla; and, John “Jack” and wife Kathryn. Grandchildren: Matt (Sophia), Ben (Julie), Sandie (Dino), Gary, Steven, Sara (Brendan), and Tim (Kate); as well as eleven great-grandchildren. Margaret graduated from Stiver’s High School in 1943, where she met her future husband in the Stiver’s band in 1940. She continued her education at The Ohio State University earning a degree in Physical Education in 1947. Margaret spent many years teaching in the Dayton City Schools, mostly at Highview Elementary, retiring in 1986. She was very active in her church and community volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, leading groups at the Aullwood Center, being a docent at the Museum of Natural History and helping her neighbors. Peg loved to folk and square dance and was a member of the Miami Valley Folk dancers. Memorial Services will take place at Corinth Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM, with Reverend David Collins officiating; friends may call on the family at church before services starting at 10:00. Burial will take place afterwards at Woodland Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made in Margaret’s honor to Corinth Presbyterian Church, 4269 Corinth Blvd. Dayton, OH 45410 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420. Arrangements provided by TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - Belmont Chapel.


  • Gathering of Friends Saturday, May 10, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 10, 2014
  • Burial of Ashes Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Debbie Saunders

May 6, 2014

To the Family of Ms. Eltzroth,
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I will always have fond memories of her at Highview. Because of her, I can Do-Si-Do with the best of them! It was wonderful talking to her at our reunion last year. May God comfort you!
Love & Prayers,
Class of 1970.

Sheila Wallace Dixon 1966 - 1975 / K - 8

May 4, 2014

Family of Mrs. Eltzroth:
I am saddened by the lost of Mrs. Eltzroth. She was first my gym teacher and then she was my 5th Grade Teacher. I can she taught me to square dance, may pole, and to love the outdoors. She had me thinking I wanted to be a Naturalist, but I settled for becoming a teacher. Mrs. & Mrs. Eltzroth helped me give my students the May Day experience and I will be forever grateful that they took their time to teach my students to square dance. There was no other elementary like Highview Elementary and Mrs. Eltzroth was one of the reasons why. She will be sadly missed at the annual Highview Day at the park and thanks so much for bringing her last year.

For you triumphant our school will always be the symbol of our unity it's HIGHVIEW SCHOOL FOR ME!!!!

Teresa Pfiffner

May 4, 2014

I was so sorry to hear about Peg. I will truly miss seeing her, I already do. My thoughts and prayers are with Peg's family during this difficult time.
Love Teresa MA,
Belmont Physicians

May 2, 2014

To the family of our beloved Ms. Eltzroth, it was so great seeing her last July for our elementary class reunion. Our tribute to her was doing the May Pole dance in her honor. We all remember learning how to square dance under tutelage! We will keep you all in our prayers but we smile because we were blessed to have had a wonderful teacher!
The Highview Elementary School Gang, Trotwood, OH

Joan Fry

May 1, 2014

We are all so sorry about Margaret"s passing. I wish I had been able to know such an interesting person! Much love and God bless you all from the Fry family in Dover, DE.