Margaret Clegg

June 2, 2023


Margaret H. Clegg of Round Bottom, Ohio died peacefully at home on June 2, 2023 after a brief illness.  Margaret was born on September 30, 1931 the tenth child of the late Harry Winkler, Sr. and Henrietta (Michel) Winkler.

Margaret was married to Max Clegg for 61 years until his death in 2014.  The couple had three children, Marcia (Alan Faulkner) Clegg of Hammond, Indiana, Cindy (Paul) Gordon of Clarington, Ohio and Jeff (Kathy) Clegg of Royal Oak, Michigan.

Margaret was a proud grandmother (“Grammer”) to five grandchildren, Linsey (Ryan) Bibler, Ben Faulkner, Gabriel (Eliza) Gordon, Dan (Victoria Chan) Faulkner and Leah (Ryne) Romick.

She was also a loving GIGI to her nine great grandchildren, Reese, Oliver and Sawyer Max Bibler, Cash and Miles Faulkner, Lydia, Claire and Madelyn Gordon and Ledger Romick.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and her nine older siblings, Harry, Jr., Arthur, Raymond, Roy and Herman Winkler, Helen McKelvey, Olga Landis, Bertha Zigler, and Ruth Moss.

Margaret graduated from Hannibal High School and then left Monroe County for northern Ohio where several of her siblings had moved to find work.  She found work in Wadsworth, Ohio while living with her sister, Olga and Olga’s family.  Within a few years she moved back “home” and married Max.

Margaret and Max purchased the old Round Bottom General Store after the birth of Jeff in 1964.  In 1967 they replaced the old store building with a new building and opened Clegg’s Superette which remained in operation until the late 1970’s.

Also, in the 1970’s, Margaret put her hat in the political ring and she was elected the first female Monroe County Commissioner.  She was proud to say that during her campaign she knocked on every door in the County, even the ones with big dogs.

After her own children left the nest, Margaret spread her nurturing wings and invited numerous foster children into her home and she and Max opened the door to foreign exchange students and elderly members of their church who were infirm and in need.

Margaret loved her family with all her heart and she gave them love and support unconditionally and they are all thankful for her well lived life.  Margaret’s final gift was the donation of her body for research and science to The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Friends and family are invited to share in a Celebration of Margaret’s Life from 2 - 4 p.m. July 29, 2023 at Hilltop Community Center 50799 State Route 536 Clarington, Ohio with Gardner Curtis officiating. 

Memorial donations may be made to Feed the Children, 33 N. Meridian, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 or to Stonerise Hospice, 187 W. Main Street, #200, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

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Celebration of Life
July 29, 2023

2:00 PM
Hilltop Community Center
50799 State Route 536
Clarington, OH 43915


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