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Margaret Carman Diver

March 6, 1942 — January 18, 2024

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 Margaret Carmen Diver, 81, passed away to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 18th, 2024. She was born in Cambridge, Ohio to the late Carman Lewis and Margaret (Estock) Lewis. Margie graduated from McKinley High School in Sebring, Ohio in 1966, and went on to attend the St. Francis School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. She spent 50 years as a registered nurse before retiring. 

She met the love her life, the late Gerald F. Diver, through her mother, who suggested that Margie catch a ride with him back to town when they were both away. Although they went their separate ways after sharing a ride together, they reconnected after Jerry came home from the Navy. They went on to marry in May of 1966, and raised two daughters together, Traci and Jenifer.

Margaret was a lover of many things, such as painting, crafting, traveling, and reading.  She was an avid genealogist and enjoyed tracing her family’s history. She was a member of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, as well as Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Omega Nu Ta Sorority. She was also a member of the choir at at St. Michael's Church and the French Club. 

She leaves behind her daughters Traci (Tony) Pabst, Jenifer (Bret) Newbould, her 3 grandchildren; Brooke Peaco, Freddie Collins, and Sydnee Collins; and 2 great-grandchildren Jaxon and Aria Collins. She also leaves behind 3 nieces, Cindy (Lou) Miranda, Kimmy and Kelly Wayt; and cousin, Michael Knapik; 2 Godchildren, Marissa and Gabreil Miranda; and great-nieces and nephews, Tommy, Julia, Jessi, and Jarrett. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her niece Brenda (Lara) Wayt, her sister-in-law Norma Wayt, and her in-laws, Pete and Mildred Diver.

The Requiem Mass will be held on Friday January 26th, at 11am at the St. Paul Roman Catholic Parish at 935 East State Street, Salem, Ohio 44460. 


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Friday, January 26, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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