Margaret K. 'Kay'  Rager

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Margaret K. Rager (Kay), 78, of Petersburg, Ohio, passed away at her home with her family by her side the evening of Aug. 21, 2019.
Kay was born in New Castle on April 4, 1941, a daughter of Francis and Amanda Klein McPheeter.
Kay attended and graduated from Union High School in New Castle, took several courses at Youngstown State University, and her first job was working for Bell Telephone. Kay later became a bank teller at the Mahoning National Bank, before retiring as a teller for The Home Savings and Loan Co.
She did marry the love of her life, Algernon "Al" Rager on Oct. 14, 1961, and he survives.
Kay was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Petersburg. She was very active and a willing volunteer in many church functions. She was a Sunday school teacher, member of "Busy Fingers," enjoyed many different crafts, sewing, crocheting and quilting among a few, flowers and her yard gave solace to her every day.
Kay, being the daughter of an influential Masonic leader was even a Rainbow Girl in her youth.
She will be forever remembered by her husband, Al; daughter, Rochelle and husband, Thomas Dilworth, of Petersburg; son, A. Scott Rager and his wife, Christine, of Shaker Heights; grandchildren, Olivia Orolin of Petersburg, Elias Rager and Kalen Rager, both of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Ryan and Lauren Dilworth of East Palestine.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Janice McPheeter; and brother, Kenneth McPheeter.
Visitation and services for Kay are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church, 14394 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Petersburg, Ohio 44454, from 2:30 to the 5 p.m. service time. A bereavement meal will follow the services at the church. Kay will be laid to rest in the Petersburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or Joanie Abdo Comprehensive Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44504
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, Bessemer.
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Published on August 22, 2019
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The Graziani Family
Aug 25, 2019
So many people imagine that death cruelly separates us from our loved one. Even pious people are led to believe this great mistake. When our loved ones die , they do not leave us they remain. They do not got to some dark and distant place. They simply begin eternity.
We are all born for heaven and one by one we end this life of tears to begin our life in endless happiness.
NANCY YOUNG
Aug 25, 2019
SORRY TO HEAR OF KAYS PASSING. AL YOU AND THE FAMILY HAVE MY SYMPATHY. I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT THE DAY I DROVE AMANDA TO YOUR HOME FOR A WEDDING I THINK IT WAS YOUR SONS SORRY I DIDNT KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU AND KAY BUT I DID THINK ABOUT YOU GUYS ALL THE TIME.
JOHN SHEARER
Aug 24, 2019
SORRY TO HEAR OF KAY'S PASSING
SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND HAD MANY SMILES WITH HER
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE
Linda May
Aug 24, 2019
May good memories sustain you at this difficult time.
Linda May
Aug 22, 2019
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George Rohrmann
Aug 22, 2019
Hello Algernon and family,

I have fond memories of Kay's several visits to our home in Florida , and, I remember your wedding! I am sorry for your loss. Kay had a beautiful and joyful spirit.

Best---cousin George