HERMITAGE, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Margaret “Marge” Mikis, a former longtime resident of West Park Street, in the Patagonia section of Hermitage, passed away at 11:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Beeghly Oaks, Boardman, Ohio, after an extended illness. She was 84.
Mrs. Mikis was born December 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 September 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 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 Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44504.
The family would like to thank the staff at Beeghly Oaks for their exceptional care.
Calling hours will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the funeral home, with Reverend Mary Hall, officiating.