Margaret F. Gressard
Margaret F. Gressard, 99, of Kent, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at her home due to complications from a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born August 20, 1914 in Oakland, CA to William B. and Ida Mae (Williams) Fageol. She earned her Bachelor's degree from University of California at Berkley and worked for the family business, Twin Coach. It was always her lifelong desire to drive one of the buses however her father would never hear of that. Margaret was a member of Kent Coterie III, Twin Lakes Country Club, and the Kent United Church of Christ. She took care of her mother for many years, until her mother died at 108.
She is survived by her children, William (Cheri) Gressard of Kent, Robert Gressard of Kent, Gwen Gressard of Kent, and Richard Gressard of Kent. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gressard in 2001; daughter, Merrilyn Gressard in 1944; and brother, Bertram Fageol.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, May 12th at Kent United Church of Christ with Rev. David Pattee officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the services. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, c/o Alzheimer's Research, 1815 W. Market Street, Suite 301, Akron, OH 44313 or Kent United Church of Christ, 1400 E. Main Street, Kent, OH 44240.