MOOSE, Margaret McEwan Rowan

MOOSE, Margaret McEwan Rowan

Maggie went to her Heavenly Home on February 26, 2014, after a period of declining health at the age of 83.

Born on November 10, 1930, Maggie graduated from Edison High School in 1947 in Gary, Indiana.

Maggie was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ellen (McEwan) Rowan.

She was a homemaker and in her later years worked as a cook at Star Nursing Home and Crestview Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ellen McEwan Rowan; a brother, James Rowan; and sister-in-law, Jean Rowan; brother-in- law and sister-in-law, Rev. Robert and Florence Deal; her husband, Dwaine Moose; and first husband and father of her children, Rev. Donald H. Ralston.

She will be missed very much by her children, Susan (Gene) Webster of New Philadelphia, Barbara (Darlene Valiant) of Houston, Texas, Tom (Cindy) of Rocklin CA., Joellen (Kevin) Pope of Napa, CA; five grandchildren, Abbey (Lt. Colonel James) Embry, Weisbaden Germany, Amanda (Nate) Harding of Charleston, SC, Alex Pope, Napa CA., Nicholas Pope of San Francisco, CA., Rowan Ralston, Chico, CA., Allen Ralston of Rocklin, CA. Also five great-grandchildren who called her “Grammy Goose,” Cayla Harding, Sam Embry, Jack Embry, Ashley Harding, and McKennah Embry; four nephews, Larry Rowan of Chicago, Il., Mark Rowan of Sarasota, Fla., Craig Deal of Chicago, Il., and Lance Deal. Maggie leaves behind her canine friend, Charlie and many friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Beacon House, Forrest Hill Care Center, East Ohio Regional Hospital third floor staff, Dr. Richard Ryncarz, and Amedisys Hospice Service for their very special care and love shown to our Mother.

Following Maggie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public services.

Please remember to always remember her smile and good heart by making donations to the Humane Societies of Guernsey and Belmont Counties.

Personal correspondence may be shared with the Family of Margaret Moose, c/o Susan Webster, 415 Providence Ave. S.E., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Maggie by visiting the funeral home’s website at