February 17, 1939 – January 2, 2021
Margaret Ames passed away on January 2, 2021 at home.
She was born in 1939, in Coal Bluff, Indiana, to Hannah and Levert O’Neal. She graduated from Fontanet High School in 1957 and went on to work for Columbia House for 36 years and for Providence Medical Group for 13 years.
She was a member of the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church, where she displayed her love of music by playing the organ and singing in the choir. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, most recently of the Xi Beta Chi chapter, for 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Elvin and Bill O’Neal, George Nelson, and Ted and Bob O’Neal. She is survived by her brother, Jim O’Neal, sisters-in-law Reva O’Neal and Mary Ellen Nelson, as well as by her children – Kelly, Julie (Kurt) and Michael – and by her much-loved grandchildren, John Erec (Anna), Richard, and Sean, and her beloved great-granddaughter, Zoe.
Margaret and the family would like to thank Angie of Heart to Heart Hospice, who took such good care of her in her final months.
A celebration of life will be held in the summer.
Mattox-Wood was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.mattoxwood.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
January 9, 2021
Margaret was my supervisor at Columbia House and she was awesome!! So sorry to hear of her passing. May she rest in peace
January 8, 2021
Margaret was a very sweet lady. We enjoyed sharing our music with her. She enjoyed playing the organ and singing in the church choir.
She was a mainstay of Eighth Ave Baptist Church.
She will be dearly missed by all.
"Bless be the ties that bind our hearts in Christian love."
Till we meet again at Jesus feet.
John and Jackie Seddelmeyer
January 6, 2021
I Loved Margaret so much. we spent a lot of time together as her disease progressed good times and some not so good .I felt like Margaret were my sister. not only my sister in Christ, but a dear friend. I have never seen a person die with such grace and peace. in the hours before she passed she shared what scenes she was seeing . I will never forget her and the time we shared. i am also thankful for her family and their goodness to me.
GOOODBY MY DEAR FRIEND SEE YOU ONE DAY AGAIN AND WE WILL WORSIP AGAIN AT HIS FEET
January 5, 2021
I was Margaret's neighbor at Park Place. I am so Blessed to have got to know her. She was such a kind & wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with her Family. Fly high Margaret! ❤️❤️
January 5, 2021
Thank you for being such a good friend and sorority sister. I love you my dear friend and will miss you! Praying for your great family. Until we meet again ❤️❤️