By: Bob Fala, Outdoor Columnist
May 18, 2013
ROANOKE, Va. — Mary “Maggie” Stewart, 74, passed away peacefully Friday, May 17, 2013, at her Roanoke home.
Born July 29, 1938, in McCarry, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Grace Fields Stafford. Heaven has gained its latest angel.
Maggie cherished time with her family. She happily supported her two daughters and her grandchildren in all their endeavors. She never failed to notice the beauty she saw in nature and the people around her. She had an incredible smile she shared with all that she met. Mary was a kind, compassionate, selfless and Godly person throughout her life. Having spent most of her adult life living in Grundy, Va., she served as a Girl Scout leader and cookie sale chairperson for many years. Maggie worked many years at Dixon Jeweler’s in downtown Grundy and was a long time member of Grundy Baptist Church. After retirement, she also volunteered at Buchanan General Hospital. She was most happy when she was in service to others.
In recent years, Maggie and George moved to Roanoke to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren, and she recently became a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She also made many special friends with the Tuesday/Thursday water aerobics ladies at the Roanoke Athletic Club.
Mary will be sorely missed by her husband of 56 years, George A. Stewart. Additional survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Georgia and Mark Seiler; granddaughters, Lindsay and Brittany Seiler; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Brad Wyatt; grandson, Alex Wyatt and granddaughter, Emily Wyatt; sister-in-law, Margaret Stewart of Gilbert, and sister-in-law, Emily Bowen of Columbus, Ohio.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Oakey’s South Chapel with the Rev. Robert and Rev. Dusty Fiedler officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Oakey’s South Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Mary’s memory and life by constantly seeing the beauty that surrounds you and loving one another as Christ loves us.
“Well done my Good and Faithful Servant”
Condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com
Oakey’s South Chapel, 4257 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke, Va., is in charge of arrangements.