Margaret Click Tysinger

July 19, 1923December 16, 2018

Margaret Click Tysinger, 95, a resident of Harrisonburg passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Sentara-RMH Medical Center.

She was born on July 19, 1923 in Spring Creek, VA and was the daughter of the late Walter Thomas and Sallie Catherine Miller Click.

Margaret lived most of her life in Harrisonburg and was employed with Rockingham Memorial Hospital for 45 years before retiring. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, American Legion, Auxiliary Post #27, RMH Auxiliary, Charter member of Hose Co. #4 Ladies Auxiliary, a life member of the Virginia State Firefighters Auxiliary and a volunteer and a member of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

Margaret loved her family, history and trains. She wrote many poems and stories and also wrote a book, Memories and Footprints of Spring Creek.

Margaret is survived by a daughter, Carolyn T. Landis of Harrisonburg; six grandsons, Michael (Diane) Landis, Thomas (P. J.) Landis, Greg (Susan) Tysinger, Kevin (Mary Beth) Tysinger, Shawn (Rachel) Tysinger, and John Tysinger; one step-granddaughter, Kathy Landis; seven great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; two sisters, Alma Long of Bridgewater and Rosalie Griffith of Georgia; a daughter-in-law, Kaye Tysinger of Bridgewater; a special friend, Judy Ritchie of Harrisonburg; and her special caregivers, Charles and Brenda Shifflett and family of Penn Laird.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Lee Tysinger, on August 11, 1950; two sons, Richard L. and David R. “Bud” Tysinger; a granddaughter, Jeanne Marie Tysinger; six brothers and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Otterbein United Methodist Church with Rev. Adam Blagg officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. A private graveside will be held earlier in the day.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harrisonburg – Rockingham Historical Society, P. O. Box 716, Dayton, VA 22821 or Otterbein United Methodist Church, 176 West Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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  • Carolyn T. Landis, Daughter
  • Michael Landis & wife, Diane, Grandson
  • Thomas Landis & wife, P. J., Grandson
  • Greg Tysinger & wife, Susan, Grandson
  • Kevin Tysinger & wife, Mary Beth, Grandson
  • Shawn Tysinger & wife, Rachel, Grandson
  • John Tysinger, Grandson
  • Kathy Landis, Step-Granddaughter
  • Ayla Landis, Great Grandchild
  • Kelsey Landis, Great Grandchild
  • Kailey Landis, Great Grandchild
  • Larkin Odem, Great Grandchild
  • Grace Tysinger, Great Grandchild
  • Oliver Tysinger, Great Grandchild
  • Westin Tysinger, Great Grandchild
  • Devon McDonaldson, Step-Great Grandchild
  • Alma Long, Sister
  • Rosalie Griffith, Sister
  • Kaye Tysinger, Daughter-in-law
  • Judy Ritchie, Special Friend
  • Charles & Brenda Shifflett & Family, Special Caregivers
  • Leonard Lee Tysinger, Husband
  • Richard L. Tysinger, Son
  • David R. "Bud" Tysinger, Son
  • Jeanne Marie Tysinger, Granddaughter
  • Sallie Catherine Miller Click, Mother
  • Walter Thomas Click, Father
  • Six Brothers & Three Sisters, Brothers & Sisters

  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society
  • Otterbein United Methodist Church



  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 20, 2018


  • The Family Will Receive Friends Following The Memorial Service

Margaret Click Tysinger

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Pam Hardaway Postell

December 20, 2018

Miss Rose, Gloria, Carolyn, & Family; i enjoyed meeting & visiting with "Aunt Margi". Sweet, fine lady & very nice picture posted here. Sending my love & strength to you all, from Columbia County, Georgia.

Larry Fitzwater and Family

December 19, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Margaret was a very special lady and will be remembered fondly.

Debbie Tysinger

December 19, 2018

Thinking of Margaret's family and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Margaret now and in the days and months ahead. I will always remember her kindness and welcoming spirit she offered me and Anthony to the family. Again, my sincere prayer for healing during this time of loss.

Leslie Ney

December 19, 2018

I well remember Margaret working with her in the RMH ED. I was a nurse new to the department and she was so welcoming.
I remember Margaret as being so kind and friendly with everyone.
Such a lovely lady!!

Frank & Tara Vetting

December 18, 2018

Dear Family: We didn't know Mrs. Tysinger very well, but interacted with her fairly frequently at Otterbein UM Church and briefly at the Heritage Center. She was a gracious, kind, and respectful person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We are so sorry for your loss and extend our sincerest sympathies and condolences. She lived a wonderful and fulfilling life. God Bless her Soul

Frank and Tara Vetting
Bridgewater, Va.

Robbin Griffin

December 18, 2018

To Carolyn and family. Please accept our deepest condolences at the loss of Miss Margaret. Losing a family member is hard but we have no doubt that she will always be with you in spirit. We will keep all of you in our prayers during this difficult time.

Spotsylvania VFD
Company 1 Auxiliary

Dawn Evans

December 18, 2018

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Margaret. She was a loving and kind lady. I worked with her at RMH for several years. Carolyn, I remember each year on your birthday you brought her a bouquet of red roses thanking your mom for bringing you into this world. I am so very sorry for your loss. May she now RIP with the Lord God above. May you feel the arms of God wrapped around you and may God give you peace and comfort in your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Christy Smith

December 17, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. Margaret was one of my favorites. We had the best conversations about the history of our area. I will miss our chats and treasure her signed book to me always. Hugs and prayers to all.