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Margaret L. Lusth

Margaret L. Lusth (nee Lewis), 85, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake, following a short illness. She was born in La Porte, Indiana and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1999 moving from Hillsborough, North Carolina. She previously lived in Ontonagon, Michigan and North Augusta, South Carolina.

Margaret earned her Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from University of Michigan and her Masters of Science from the University of Maine. She taught Chemistry at Hammond Hills High School in Alexandria, Virginia and OAHS in Ontonagon, Michigan, retiring in 1978. Even in retirement, she continued teaching as an Adult Education instructor in Newberry, Michigan and as a docent at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science.

She was an active member and volunteer in the three parishes in which her husband served. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Elyria.

Survivors include her son, John (Susan Burkett) Lusth of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; daughters, Jody (Ed) Skoviak and Gretchen Levitan, both of North Ridgeville; grandchildren, Billy, Oscar, Drew, Mira, Katrin, Cole, Zoe and Toby; and great granddaughter, Athena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John Lusth in 2003; parents, Frederick and Eunice Lewis; sisters, Alice Lewis and Nancy Cochran.

Private internment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 300 Third St., Elyria, OH 44035.

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