Mary Margaret Whitfield, 91 of New Philadelphia, OH and formerly of Nortonville, KY, passed away on February 4, 2020. Born February 29, 1928, in Nelson, KY, to the late Ezra and Janie (Sumner) Estes. She married Felix Whitfield on June 25, 1949 in South Bend, IN. In her younger years, Margaret worked in several manufacturing jobs before becoming a full-time homemaker. After her own children were grown, she often filled the role of caregiver to family and friends, and especially enjoyed taking care of children. She will be fondly remembered for her delicious cooking and the beautiful quilts she made. She was a long-time member of the Pleasant Hill General Baptist Church in Nortonville, KY.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Whitfield; and siblings Oma Whitfield, Gilbert Estes, Gladys Klatt, Ruby Anderson, George Estes, Yvonne St. Clair, Gary Estes, R.W. Brown, Wanda Gulatte, and Billy Brown.
Survived daughter, Karen (Klaus) Beinkampen; son, Michael (Michelle) Whitfield; grandchildren Kara (John) Leck, Chance (Holley) Whitfield and Waylon (Jennifer) Whitfield; and great-grandchildren John, Susannah, Rosemary, Ezra, and Aidan Leck, Kipton and Kinsley Whitfield, and Addilyn Brown.
Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant Hill General Baptist Church in Nortonville. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Visitation will begin at the church at 9:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund.
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Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund
150 Red Hill Rd., Nortonville KY 42442