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Margaret "Peg" Wuerth
September 3, 1945 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
Margaret Anne “Peg” Wuerth, age 78, of Canal Winchester, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at her residence after a long battle with cancer. She was born September 3, 1945 in Newark to the late Margaret Shumaker-Pyle and Willard Pyle. Her early life began on Bluejay Road outside Heath where she ran around with the cats, dogs, chickens and cows on her father’s farm. Later moving to E. Elm St. in Granville she excelled in high school, particularly the choir, singing and music being her most beloved endeavors.
She brought her musical talents to Wittenberg University where she graduated with a BA, was a member of Alpha XI Delta sorority and the choir where she sang and traveled on the University’s World Tour and entertained the USO Troops. Later, she earned her Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State and taught preschool at Epiphany Lutheran Church for a number of years.
Peg was an active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pickerington, where she found solace and strength. She was also an enthusiastic member of the Epiphany Choir and a dedicated member of the Franklin Park Conservatory Women’s board, serving several terms as the secretary of the Board’s Executive Committee.
Peg was a dedicated and tireless homemaker and mother. She was known for her enthusiastic nature, always focused on her family and loved ones. Peg was a generous and kind-hearted individual, loved by all who knew her. In her free time, Peg cherished being a loving and committed grandmother to all her grandchildren. She particularly relished babysitting with her husband Rick once a week for their grandsons, who adored her beyond measure.
Peg will be deeply missed by her husband of 55 years, Richard Wuerth. She is also survived by her son, Jay (January) Wuerth; granddaughters, Lorelei and Hadley Wuerth; daughters, Molly (Zack) Wuerth-King and Anna (Marlon) Wuerth-Steele; grandsons, Odin and Orion Steele; and brother, John (Judy) Pyle.
Friends may visit 6-8 pm Monday, December 4 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Rd N (St. Rt. #256), Pickerington, where a memorial service will be held 11 am Tuesday, December 5 with Pastor Brad Gee officiating. Interment will follow at the church columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peg’s memory can be made to Epiphany Lutheran Church or the Franklin Park Conservatory.
Peg’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She will be remembered for her tireless dedication, loving nature, and the impact she made on the lives of her family and community.
Monday December 4, 2023 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Epiphany Lutheran Church 268 Hill Rd N N Pickerington, OH 43147
Tuesday December 5, 2023 11:00 AM to TBD Epiphany Lutheran Church 268 Hill Rd N N Pickerington, OH 43147