Margie Jean (Knotts) EltingJanuary 14, 1928 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 89)
Margie Jean (Knotts) Elting, 89, of Holland Ohio passed away on August 12, 2017 at the Franciscian Care Center, Sylvania Township. Margie was born January 14, 1928 to Harold and Margret (Jacobs) Knotts in Toledo. Margie is a 1946 graduate of Scott High School where she was a member of the Alpha Phi Beta Sorority. Margie enjoyed movies at the Colony with her sister, Geraldine. Margie married her one true love, Lane Elting, on April 19, 1947 and cherished 53 years of marriage until his passing in 2000. After the birth of their son, Margie returned to work and was the Private Secretary for the builder of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Building in downtown Toledo. Margie and Lane enjoyed music from the Big Band Era; their favorite song was Sentimental Journey. Margie devoted many hours to volunteering at her children's schools as an officer of the PTA, Forensics Team Parent, and could often be found in Mrs. Sandy Shepard's art classroom at Washington Local Schools.
Margie is survived by her loving son, Richard Lane; devoted daughter Michelle S. Elting-Kotlarczyk (James), grandchildren, Michael Lane Elting and Amanda Lane Kotlarczyk . Her extended family in the Toledo area includes great grandchildren, seven nieces and two nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews. Margie is also remembered by her loving family in Arizona; her sister Geraldine (Thacker) Ousley (Jim), and her five nieces; 17 great-nieces and nephews and 39 great-great-nieces and nephews. Margie was preceded in death by her infant daughter; Barbara Elane, her husband Lane, her brother Jack Knotts, her daughter-in-law Mary Ellen, her brother-in-laws; Keith Elting, George Elting and T.H. "Bud" Elting, sister-in-law Margaret Roberts, her niece Nancy Liles and her nephew Tim Thacker.
Visitation for Margie will be on Sunday, August 20th from 11-4 pm at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N Main St, Sylvania OH. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 4 pm, Louis P. Escobar presiding. Following the service, the family is hosting Sunday Dinner for all to share in Margie's memory.
Interment will be at the Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, August 21st at 1pm. The family suggests that those wishing to give memorial tributes in the form of charitable contributions donate to the Our Lady of Lourdes We Build Campaign. Online Condolences may be offered to the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com