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Margaret Yoder Reitzel of Newton passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Novant Health Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.
Mrs. Reitzel was born on December 23, 1930 in Hickory, NC. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Odell Yoder and Lillie Yount Yoder.
She graduated from Hickory High School and Davis Hospital School of Nursing in Statesville with post graduate work in obstetrics at Providence Hospital, Providence Rhode Island.
She became a Registered Nurse in 1951, she worked at Hickory Memorial Hospital and later as a Private Duty Nurse. She spent many full-filling years as a Critical Care Nurse at Frye Regional Medical Center and as a Rehabilitation Nurse retiring from Frye Regional after 41 years of nursing.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Newton.
Mrs. Reitzel was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Glenn Reitzel in 2002, after 45 years of marriage. During their married life they were avid antique clock enthusiast. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Tellas Yoder and Willard Yoder; two sisters, Liallian Yoder and Betty Hendricks,
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Michael Baucom of Salisbury; a granddaughter, Allison Baucom; and a grandson, Harrison Baucom.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff of Magnolia Gardens and the Kiser Hospice House.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Carolina Cremation is honored to serve the Reitzel family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.