Margaret L. Kirwan was born June 29, 1922 in Warren, to Beatrice and Clarence Adgate and passed away Aug. 4, 2012.
As a child and junior miss, she loved dancing, excelled in school, helped with her younger siblings Frank, Helen, and Norma (all of whom predeceased her). She worked in her father's florist shop, Adgate and Sons Florist.
While attending Toledo University, she met William H. Kirwan, who was the former district superintendant of U.S. Steel's Ohio and McDonald Works. The couple married and had five children: Susan, Carol, William, Barbara (Bobbi), and Marsha.
The family moved to Canfield, where Peg was an active member of the Methodist Church. She helped with the church bazaar and wrote a cookbook with her friends. Accomplished as a seamstress, she made dresses for her daughters and a tuxedo jacket for her husband. Golfing and Bridge brought many hours of enjoyment with her friends who were an important part of her life.
Upon retirement, Bill and Peg moved to Sun City West, Ariz. After Bill's passing, she held the family close by entertaining her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews at her Arizona home.
Margaret moved to Talihina, Okla., now the current home of her daughters Carol and Marsha. She loved talking politics, playing cards and swimming in her pool. It was here that she spent her final days surrounded by love.
She leaves her daughters Susan of Massachusetts, Carol and Marsha of Talihina, Okla., and son William of Flagstaff, Ariz., seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She will be remembered for her beauty, generosity, spirit, and these words she signed at the end of her letters filled with clippings and advice: "Love and Kisses xooxoxo Mom."