Margaret Ann Bartow

October 5, 1934 - January 2, 2021

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Friday, January 8, 2021
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Christian Alliance Church
124 W Maple St.
Willard , Ohio 44890

Friday, January 8, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Christian Alliance Church
124 W Maple St.
Willard , Ohio 44890

Margaret Ann Bartow, 86, of Monroeville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She was born on October 5, 1934 in Steuben County, Indiana to the late Verr D. and Lorraine M. (Mortorff) McClish.

Margaret was a member of the Christian Alliance Church, and her relationship with God was important to her.

She enjoyed learning and taking on new challenges. As an accomplished seamstress, she took up quilting after retirement. Many friends and family members were gifted with her beautiful creations. She was also an avid reader and an able gardener.

Love for her family was her most earnest earthly pursuit. She was always ready to lend a helping hand and eagerly passed on skills to children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren. Time was always available for conversation and she loved everyone unconditionally.

She will forever be remembered by her children, Richard (Pam) Swert, Sharon (Joe) Kinder, Jerry (Sue) Swert, Jean (Gary) Lydy and Robin Swert; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Arden (Norma) McClish, Joan Roth and Mary Ellen Kennedy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Walter “Jim” Bartow; and siblings, Lois Mills, Howard McClish, John McClish and David McClish.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Christian Alliance Church, 124 W Maple St., Willard, Ohio from 1:00 p.m. until the time of her funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve McKnight and Rev. Ricky Branham officiating. Burial will follow at Greenfield Township Cemetery in Steuben, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to Our Mission through Christian Alliance Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at


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Gayle and Linda Gahr - Jan 10, 2021
Sincere condolences to the family. We share your loss. Margaret was very special to us.
Barry and Rhonda Jester - Jan 8, 2021
We are so sorry for lost. I really enjoyed talking to her about quilting..She was an amazing woman. Prayers for the whole family.
John and Donna Boyd - Jan 8, 2021
We had some great times with Margaret and received gifts from her sewing and gardening skills. We send our sympathy and love to the family. We will miss her but glad she is home now.
Don and Tina Shirey - Jan 5, 2021
We are truly sorry for the passing of your Mother. God bless you Margret!
Sam & Martha Burrer - Jan 5, 2021
Raising five children is a tribute of love reserved for few special people, including your mother. Extending our sincerest condolences.
Kathy Bartow Stalcup - Jan 5, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Maggie will be missed very much by myself and my children. God Bless you during this time.
John and Audrey Rose - Jan 5, 2021
We were so sad to hear that Margaret had passed away. She was a treasured friend and we will miss her tremendously!! May Your hearts and minds be flooded with precious memories of time spent with your mom. She is celebrating in HEAVEN!
Sue Babione - Jan 5, 2021
My heart goes out to all of your family. I am praying that the Lord will comfort each of you. I am sorry that I can't come to the visitation and funeral. My niece is getting married that afternoon in Fremont. I have known Margaret for a very long time. She was a special lady. She will be greatly missed.
Cheryl Van Wagner Hamons - Jan 5, 2021
So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. You have many great memories to cherish.