HORNELL / HARTSVILLE-Roberta A. “Bert” Margeson, 101, of 1295 Bearlick Hollow Road, Hornell (Town of Hartsville) passed away early Wednesday morning (August 11, 2021) at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Hornell where she had resided for the past 3 months.
Born in Hornell on January 19, 1920, she was the daughter of Ira & Elsie (Amidon) VanCampen.
Roberta grew up in Hornell and resided in the Hornell – Hartsville area for most of her life. She had been employed as a Press Machine Operator at Loohn’s Cleaners. For many years, she, along with her husband, owned & operated the Margeson Dairy Farm on VanCampen Road in Hornell.
An avid reader, Roberta enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and playing cards with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren.
She was married for over 50 years to William J. Margeson who died in 1998. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Margeson (died 1961); her twin sister, Ruth Mattice; and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Lee Margeson; her great-great-granddaughter, Hailey Reilly.
Surviving are her son, William I. Margeson of Hornell; 1 granddaughter, Stephanie (Raymond) France of Hartsville; 3 grandsons, William (Michelle) Margeson JR of Hornell, Kevin (Heidi) Margeson of Hartsville and Kelly (Kim) Margeson of Hornell; 7 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.
At Roberta’s request there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
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