Margery W. Cliffe

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, September 29, 1920
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Margery Wachtel Cliffe died Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the age of 100 from natural causes. She was the daughter of Lydia and Harley Wachtel and married to Jim Cliffe.

Margery is preceded in death by her husband, Jim, her sister Ruby Saltsman and brother Lewis Wachtel.  She is survived by two children: Diane Cliffe Clement( Don) and Beth Cliffe Richardson (Jim) and one grandchild, Matthew. She is the aunt to four nieces and one nephew. 

From a young age, Margery was a leader who was spirited, imaginative, and loved to read and write. She loved school and although did not have the opportunity to pursue college she honed her skills and became a manager of Wooster Office Equipment for over 20 years where she developed many lasting relationships with her coworkers. Before starting her career she was a stay-at-home mom who thoroughly enjoyed raising her daughters and became a Girl Scout Leader for four years. Her youthful nature and humor made her a favorite of her daughters' friends. 

After retiring, she and her husband Jim resided in Wooster and wintered in Ft Myers Fl. until Jim's death. They were married for 44 years. 

Margery's focus after her husbands' death was on her beloved church, Trinity United Church of Christ, that she spent over a decade participating in the breakfast program that offers a hot breakfast for those who face food insecurity. She was a member of the women's guild and held the position of treasurer. In addition, Margery was an active member of Call to Care and facilitated the church's prayer chain. 

Margery had lifelong good health and left the family home at the age of 95 when she relocated to Town Square operated by Westview Healthy Living.  She has made many good friends, participated in a book club, often played the piano entertaining residents, and was selected to represent the residents on the Quality assurance committee.

The family request no flowers.  Gifts in Margery's honor may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. There will be no visitation or funeral at this time due to the increased cases of COVID in Wayne County.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

The family request no flowers.  Gifts in Margery's honor may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. There will be no visitation or funeral at this time due to the increased cases of COVID in Wayne County.

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Condolences

I am so sorry to hear about Margery, I was her Realtor when she sold her home after she moved into Westview. What a lovely and charming woman who I enjoyed working with. She lived a life of grace and I was honored to work with her. Dianne Hange, Howard Hanna Realtor

My deepest sympathies to all in your family for your loss. Our family enjoyed having your parents for neighbors and my parents enjoyed it to no ends. I remember how my Dad and Jim would sit in front of your parents garage during the summertime evenings. My Mom would also make sure that they have the good food that we would bring back from Chinatown after a trip to Canada. It was a great honor to have had the pleasure of being neighbors with your Mom & Dad. I am sure that they are getting together again up there in Heaven!

With great sadness and broken heart I’m sending my deepest sympathy to my dearest friend Margery’s wonderful Family. I met Margery while working as a Life Enrichment Assistant at W.V.H.L. Where I enjoyed gathering the residents to participate in many activities. One of Margery’s favorites was Skip.Bo, Euchre, Corn-hole, going on outings, attending the doll show, and Tea Parties. I really enjoyed all of our visits and the fun and laughs we had getting to know each other. Margery ask me different times why do you think we click I would answer it’s because God wanted us to be good friends. I will cherish all the memories and the love and respect we had for each other. Until we meet again my Dear Friend Rest In Peace. I love you forever, Your Friend Marita

Marge was a dear friend to me I loved the time that I spent with her I was so lucky. This woman could play the piano still at 100. I remember telling her that when I grow up I want to be just like her, It would be amazing if I could be half the woman she was. It so sad to hear of her passing but she did tell me when it was her time she was ready to go. Love you Beth and Diane I am always here if you need anything.

I am so saddened by Marge’s passing. I was lucky to be able to care for her at Westview for a few years now. We had many wonderful talks about her family and how much she loved them and how grateful she was for such a fulfilling life. Marge was so sweet and I will always miss her jokes and wisdom. We always chatted about when I was going to get engaged and how I can talk my boyfriend into it! She loved boy talk! She was so sweet. It was always a great time with her. I’m excited for her to look down when that moment finally happens so she can know and we will giggle about it when we see eachother again, I’m sure of it. My condolences go to her family who she always shared stories about and how much she loved them. You guys are her whole heart and I am so sorry for your great loss.

Diane, I'm so sorry to hear your mother has passed. What a full and wonderfully kind life she lived. I remember her shopping at the Smith Grocery. She was so friendly and affable. She and Jim are now reunited and they lived lives worth celebrating. God bless you and your extended family, Diane.

Marge was a wonderful person. I don't think anyone couldn't agree with that. She was role model for me and would help anyone with anything that she could. She will be missed tremendously. She hired me at Wooster Office Equipment and I enjoyed working with her for 24 years.

Marge was a wonderful person who I worked with at Wooster Office Equipment for 24 years. She was a role model and would do or help anyone with anything she had within her power to do. I will miss her terribly. We talked on the phone quite often and I loved to take her cookies at Christmas and when I found out she liked ground cherry pie, I made sure she got one. She was one in a million.

Marge was a wonderful person who I worked with at Wooster Office Equipment for 24 years. She was a role model and would do or help anyone with anything she had within her power to do. I will miss her terribly. We talked on the phone quite often and I loved to take her cookies at Christmas and when I found out she liked ground cherry pie, I made sure she got one. She was one in a million.

Margery and I first meet at a church committee meeting years ago. We greeted and hugged each other every Sunday there after. I felt such a connection with her right away. She was a blessing and inspiration when I needed it the most in my life. I remember her great sense of style, grace, boldness and of course that sense of humor! I will miss her dearly and I know she will be missed by all that knew and loved her. A life well lived.

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