JAMESON, Mo. –Margaret Marie (Schoonover) Meseberg, age 94, Jameson, passed away June 16, 2020. Margaret was born on November 11, 1925 the daughter of Eldia and Meda (James) Schoonover and was raised on a farm near Altamont, MO. She was a 1943 graduate of Altamont High School. On June 8, 1945, she was united in marriage to Orville Peter Meseberg in Morehead, North Carolina. They owned a farm near Altamont from 1946 to
1980, before moving to Gallatin and then moving to Jameson in 1985.
Margaret loved to sew and hand pieced many quilts, for her family. She and Orville raised 6 children. She was a hard worker, milking cows, dressing chickens, rabbits and squirrels. Canning 100s of quarts of home grown produce. Who knew back then, this would be considered now to be organic, grass fed, hormone free! Margaret was a member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of Gallatin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Orville Meseberg in 1999, son August Meseberg, grandson James Hewitt III, and sister Catherine Wolfe. Survivors include 2 sons Arthur Meseberg of Woodbridge, Virginia and Anthony Meseberg of Liberty, Missouri. 3 daughters Barbara Gail Hewitt of Brookneal, Virginia, Vivian (Larry) Toellner of Hilo, Hawaii, and Donna Cline of Gallatin, Missouri. One brother Lewis Schoonover and sister, Carol Owens.
Eight Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Ayr Cemetery or the Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin in care of the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation or calling hours. Private graveside services and burial at Mt. Ayr Cemetery, Altamont, MO under the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. A celebration of life and family reunion will be held at a later date. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
She puts her heart
in which she plays a part.
She helps and cares.
She gives and shares.
A Mother loves
Abide With Me
William H. Monk, 1861 music
Henry E. Lyte, 1847 Lyrics
Sung for Margaret Meseberg's Graveside Services
by Steven Fisher, June 18th, 2020
Abide with me, fast falls the eventide,
The darkness deepens, Lord, with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away
Change and decay in all around I see
O Thou who changest not, abide with me
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me
Abibe with me
Abibe with me
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