Margaret (Jean) McClintic Childress died August 11, 2023, at Hospice of Cincinnati. She was born in Unus, West Virginia on March 30, 1939, to the late Eugene Rader McClintic and Octavia Castle McClintic. She graduated from Rupert High School in Greenbrier County, West Virginia in 1958. After graduation she attended Berea College before joining the Women’s Army Corps in 1962. After basic training, Margaret attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. In 1966, she married Captain John Childress at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. While serving in the Women’s Army Corps Margaret completed her bachelor’s degree in biology from Berea College in 1966. She was Honorably Discharged in 1968 as a Captain with numerous military accommodations.
After leaving the military, John and Margaret started a family with the births of their sons Matthew in 1971 and Mark in 1973. Margaret spent the next few years raising her boys and taking care of her mother, Octavia, while living in Great Falls, Montana; Marion, Illinois; Maysville, Kentucky; Craig, Colorado; Troy, Ohio and eventually settling in Cincinnati. When her boys were older, Margaret went back to school and received a Master of Science in Education from the University of Dayton in 1987. After completion of this degree, she spent the rest of her professional career as a geriatric counselor and social worker. She retired from SEM Villa in Milford, Ohio as the service coordinator.
To know Margaret meant you had a lifelong friend. She could talk for hours on the phone just to “stay in touch”. However, her passion was writing notes. It was not uncommon for her friends to receive several little notes each month. In later years, Margaret enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She could spend hours entertaining them with stories of her childhood growing up in “The Hill”. Her favorites involved her horses or the adventures of her and her brothers Mike, Dave, and Larry.
Survivors include her Brother Larry McClintic and Wife Karen; Sister-in-Law Linda McClintic; Sister-in-Law Patsy McClintic; Sons Matthew James Childress and wife Karen of Indianapolis, Indiana; Mark Eugene Childress and wife Andrea of Cincinnati, Ohio; Grandchildren John David Childress, Ian Childress, Amanda Childress, Logan Urbaniak and Hawkins Pickard as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation and Memorial services will be held at Meyer Funeral Home 5864 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 on Saturday August 19, 2023, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Cincinnati. Online donations can be made at www.hospiceofcincinnati.org