Margaret  Mikis


Margaret "Marge" Mikis, 84, a former longtime resident of West Park Street in the Patagonia section of Hermitage, passed away at 11 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Beeghly Oaks, Boardman, Ohio, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Mikis was born Dec. 31, 1934, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Melvin and Ellen (Connelly) McMath. She attended the former Sacred Heart Parochial Grade School, Sharon, and was a 1953 graduate of Sharon High School.
A lifelong area resident, Marge retired from the former Donnelly's Golden Dawn, Hermitage, where she was employed for 25 years.
She was an active member of Fifth Avenue Community Church, Youngstown, where she volunteered with the Food for the Poor, worked in the nursery, helped with the clothes drive and attended Bible study.
Marge cherished her family who were the center of her life. She lovingly took care of family members and celebrated many happy occasions and holidays with them. She also enjoyed cooking and playing cards with her cousins.
Her husband, Floyd G. Mikis, whom she married Sept. 5, 1953 in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Sharon, passed away May 27, 2016.
Surviving are: a daughter, Sue Purfey and her husband James, of Boardman; two grandchildren whom she adored, Stephen Purfey and his wife Jessica and their son Mark; and Courtney Purfey; a brother- and sister-in-law, John and Grace Bernat, of Farrell; a sister-in-law, Fritz McMath, of Hubbard, Ohio; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Marge was preceded in death by her stepfather, Clare Dute; a son, Stephen "Skip" Mikis; a sister, Alice Anderson (Dale); and two brothers, Mickey McMath (Josephine) and Charles McMath (Dorothy).
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Fifth Avenue Community Church, 1361 5th Ave., Youngstown, Ohio, 44504.
The family would like to thank the staff at Beeghly Oaks for their exceptional care.

Margaret, 84, formerly of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (4-8-19) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday (4-9-19) in the funeral home, with Rev. Mary Hall officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Published on April 5, 2019
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Kathleen Connelly Cole
Apr 06, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for the family