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Marguerite MacKnight

March 13, 1929 ~ July 6, 2021 (age 92)


MacKnight, Marguerite (Skinner), passed away peacefully on July 6, 2021, in Bethesda, Maryland.  Marguerite was born in Waverly, Ohio in Pike County to Mary Catherine (Hudson) and Jesse Skinner on March 13, 1929. She happily married Edwin MacKnight on August 31, 1958, in Springfield, Ohio.  They moved to Newark in 1960 where they ultimately settled in Hanover, Ohio.  She was a graduate of Pike County High School, a graduate of The Ohio State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a CRNA,(certified registered nurse anthesis) in 1956.  Marguerite had a wonderful career as a nurse anesthetist working in Washington DC, Springfield, Ohio, and ultimately at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio. Aside from her career, Marguerite was actively involved in many other clubs and organizations.  She was an active member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Post 764, Eastern Star, and the National Celiac Foundation.  Marguerite was also a member of the Hanover Presbyterian Church, where she worked with the women’s sewing and bazaar group. Marguerite moved to Bethesda Maryland to be with her family where she enjoyed attending many baseball, softball, and soccer games with her grandchildren.  Marguerite was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending her flower garden. Marguerite’s artistic side flourished in her retirement years, providing many with her amazing photos, using a keen eye for the beautiful outcomes.  She later went on to surprise us all with her paintings, which she perfected during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Marguerite is preceded in death by her loving husband Edwin MacKnight. She is also preceded by brothers William, Robert, Charles, Pedro, Jesse, Edwin Skinner, sisters, Eulah Parks, Dolly Hopkins, Wanda Rogers, Betty Bryant, Ruth Skinner, and Violet Skinner, and son-in-law Doug Cashmere.

Marguerite is survived by daughters Becky Rhinehart, Denise (Donny) Bacon, and Cathi Cashmere. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, which were a joy in her life. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the nurses at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda Maryland who showed kindness and compassion to both our mom and family. We also would like to thank all those who have reached out to offer their condolences.  Family was always the most important part of Marguerite’s life. In honor of our dear mother, reach out to your loved ones celebrate them, and spend as much time as you can with them.

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