Margaret Maus Irvin, 94, of Edinburg, passed away at her home on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Margaret was born November 5, 1921 in Silver Run, Maryland. She was married to the late John Robert “Bobby” Irvin. She was a loving wife, homemaker, and beloved mother. Services will be held Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Edinburg. Reverends Tom Arner and Steve Wood will officiate. Burial will follow at the Cedarwood Cemetery. The Edinburg FCE Club will attend as a group. Following burial all are welcome to join the family for food and fellowship at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Hamburg. The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the late Margaret Irvin’s home.
Margaret was the daughter of the late George and Helen Maus. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Victor Maus, Jr. of Harrisonburg. She graduated from Edinburg High School and attended the Business School at Massanutten Military Academy. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Edinburg, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the church board. Margaret was an active member in the extension homemakers club of Edinburg for 60 years; now FCE (Family Community and Education). She served as president of the club for 18 years and Shenandoah County Chairman for 2 years. She was awarded Outstanding Homemaker for years of contributions to the organization. She was dedicated in her service, and she loved to sew, garden, and travel.
She is survived by a sister, Louise Townsend of Harrisonburg; a daughter, Margaret Ann Irvin Gochenour and husband, Jerry of Edinburg; a son, George Victor Irvin, of Edinburg; 2 granddaughters, Gretchen Gochenour Reinhardt and husband Brian of Newport News, Virginia, and Kathy Gochenour Marbach and husband Peter of Oceanside, California; 3 great granddaughters, Cora Marbach, Mabel Marbach, and Natalie Reinhardt.
Pallbearers will be Mark Irvin, Joe Irvin, Ned Irvin, Mike O’Hara, Keith Lantz, and Jeff Wilt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ Hamburg Memorial Fund C/O Nancy Gochenour 496 Stout Rd. Edinburg, Virginia 22824 or St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 235 South Main St. Woodstock, Virginia 22664.