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Margaret Ann "Peg" Songer, 86, of Galion, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Galion Hospital.
She was born July 3, 1931, in Binghamton, N.Y., and was the daughter of Harry and Mabel (Edgell) Hamburg. On April 25, 1953, she married Calvin J. Songer, and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage until his passing on Jan. 30, 2014.
Peg was a homemaker for most of her life and had worked at various places over the years, including the North Central Special Education Center, where she worked as a secretary, and St. Paul United Methodist Church, both in Galion.
She was devoted to her faith as a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion. She was active with the Valley View Women's Golf Association and the TWIG 5 at Galion Community Hospital.
Peg was formerly a Girl Scout leader for a number of years and enjoyed winning card games, dancing, bowling, golfing and spending time with her family. Many family and friends enjoyed beautiful quilts and sweaters that she made for them.
She is survived by five children, Mark (Lois) Songer of Key West, Fla., Tim (Martha Kniseley) Songer of Charlotte, N.C., Linda (Jack) Kidwell of Galion, Bridget (Jeff) Sutton of Galion and Mike (Abby) Songer of Marion; nine grandchildren, Mia Carrasco-Songer, Gina Carrasco-Songer, Dylan Carrasco-Songer, Kerry Sutton, Kasey Sutton, Kaitlyn Sutton, Scott Kidwell, Joseph Songer and Anna Songer; and two brothers Harry (Ethel) Hamburg of Sharpsville and William (Brenda) Hamburg of Nashville, Tenn.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Hamburg.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at RICHARDSON DAVIS CHAPEL of SNYDER FUNERAL HOMES, 218 S. Market St., Galion, where a vigil service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty St. Galion, with Father Paul Fahrbach and Father Tony Borgia as celebrants. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Galion.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.
Published on January 24, 2018
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