Margaret Orendorff died August 9, 2022 just weeks before completing 104 years of living. She resided at Maple Knoll Village. She was born Suzanna Margaret Reichen on the prairie of Briggsdale, Colorado on September 27,1918. The daughter of Rudolph Reichen and Suzanna McDowell Reichen, immigrants from Switzerland and Scotland. Margaret grew up on a farm in Englewood, Colorado and graduated from Colorado Women’s College in 1938 with a degree in fine arts. Margaret met her husband Leland in 1940 and married him in1941. She cherished her home and especially the last home in Wyoming, Ohio where the weather was always sunny. She was active in the community and initiated the “Newcomers” club on her back porch with friends. She was a deacon twice at Presbyterian Church of Wyoming and attended her last meeting in 2019. She was the oldest past president at Women’s club and involved in bridge and supper clubs. Margaret was called to the important work of caring for family, home, church and community.
Margaret is predeceased by her parents; siblings; spouse, Leland; and two grandsons, Eric Orendorff and Scott Elsass. She is survived by son, Gary (Bea) of Florida; and daughter, Diana (Don) of North Carolina; grandchildren, Diane (Michael) Joyal/Holland and James Elsass of North Carolina; great granddaughters, Grace (Ambrose) of Florida and Lily (Nathan) of Raleigh; great-great granddaughter, Sloane of Florida; and niece and nephews in Colorado.
A celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022 at The Presbyterian Church of Wyoming, 225 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215 at 10am.
“She slipped like silk between our fingers" to the loving arms of her savior, Lee, and family awaiting a joyous reunion.
Remembrance Donations to The Presbyterian Church of Wyoming.