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Margot M. Sloyer

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 27, 2014 @ 4:57 pm In Obituaries | 8 Comments


Margot Maitland Sloyer (McCachren), 79, died October 26, 2014 at Landis Homes. She was born in Columbia, PA, daughter of the late R. Clark and Elizabeth “Betty” McCachren. She was the beloved wife of William M. Sloyer with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage this month.

She graduated from Columbia High School in 1953 and the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1956, where she made many life- long friends. She worked as a nurse at LGH before starting her family of 4 sons.

She was a giving and selfless mother and wife, volunteering and participating in all of her boys’ activities.  She worked on the farm and in the garden, canning and freezing the family’s food. She loved raising and arranging flowers. She was a Sunday school teacher at First Reformed Church where the family attended. She was active in Boy Scouts, the nurses’ alumni association, Lancaster Town Fair, and the Women’s Garden Club.  She was involved in starting the now thriving community breakfast at First Reformed Church.  She worked for the American Diabetes Association. After that she became the first McNinch Visiting/Parish nurse for First Presbyterian Church and served in this capacity for 17 years, using her gifts of empathy, compassion, and service, all the while nurturing “her people’s” faith.

She enjoyed vacationing in Mount Gretna with her family and then grandchildren all of her life. She and Bill were able to travel later in life especially enjoying Scotland and Europe.

In addition to her husband Bill, she is survived by her four sons: Robert M., married to Lena of Lancaster, Mark W., married to Denise of Landisville, John S., married to Joan of Centre County, and Andrew C., married to Kristina; and her four grandchildren, Curtis W. of California, Kristen E. of Mozambique (Peace Corps volunteer), Clark W. and Will(iam)M. of Lancaster.  She is also survived by a sister Mary Anne Keller, married to Dean of Lancaster, and a brother Michael C. McCachren married to Clarice of Orlando, FL

The family appreciates the loving care provided by the staff of Landis Homes.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral in First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA, 17602 on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Donald W. Hackett officiating.  Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment will be in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery immediately following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the McNinch Visitation program of First Presbyterian Church (at the address listed above)which was a true calling for Margot ,or the Landis Homes Heritage Gift Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA  17543.

Condolences for the family of “Margot M. Sloyer”

Condolence from Buff and Dunk on October 28th, 2014 6:50 am

Our love, thought and prayers are with you and yours.

Condolence from Don Palmer on October 28th, 2014 8:19 am

Dear Bill and Family

Martha and I were sorry to read of your loss this morning. I’m unable to attend the service Thursday as I’m scheduled for a knee replacement at LGH tomorrow. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Shirley Grill on October 28th, 2014 9:37 am

Upon reading your wife’s obituary today I thought of your summer visits on our porch at Mt Gretna which Jerry and I always enjoyed. She was a lovely person. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Ray and Edna Lapp on October 28th, 2014 1:25 pm

To Bob and his family:
We didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your Mother but from what we read in this morning’s obituary, she was a lovely person and her life made a difference. We offer our sympathy and prayers.
Ray and Edna Lapp

Condolence from Nadinne Ziegler on October 28th, 2014 1:31 pm

Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in the loss of your wife and mother!


Condolence from deb rose on October 28th, 2014 11:25 pm

Bob and family, So sorry for your loss,sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Deb and family

Condolence from Doug Givler on November 2nd, 2014 7:25 am

So sorry for your loss

Doug Givler

Condolence from Matt Meyer on November 5th, 2014 10:55 am

I am so blessed to have had her and the entire Sloyer as a wonderful part of my life. She was of the gentlest of souls, always wonderful and full of grace. Our deepest sympathies on your loss.
– Meyer Family

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