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Margory Lauretta Gowitzka

April 23, 2020

Poplar Branch – Margory Lauretta Gowitzka, 84, of Poplar Branch, North Carolina passed away April 23, 2020 peacefully.  She was born September 12, 1935 in Sandusky, Ohio, a daughter of the late Bryan Ray Griffin and Laura Keller Griffin.

“Margie” was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Aunt and Sister, graduate of Margaretta High School, Castalia, Ohio and was “The Cherry Pie Queen”. She was also a member of Sharon Methodist Church, Poplar Branch, NC, where she also worked with the After School Program. She was a member of many civic organizations and a retired hairdresser and homemaker.  She enjoyed listening to “Old time” Country Music and family gatherings with loved ones and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her devoted loving husband of 66 years, Robert “Bob” Gowitzka; daughter, Bobbi Gowitzka Florez and husband, Mike Florez, of Southern Shores, NC; daughter-in-law, Clarice Gowitzka, Castalia, OH; 13 Grandchildren,  Emma, Matt, Andi, Heather, Greg, Deanna, Jessica, Nick, Brooke, Daniel, Liberty, Jill and Elana; 30+ Great-Grandchildren; siblings, two brothers, Rich and Ronney; three sisters, Brenda, Katie and Wendy; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two sons, Daniel and Steven Gowitzka; her siblings, six brothers, Otto, Lewis, Daniel, Billy, Paul and Marvin and four sisters, Earlene, JoAnne, Carol and Noreen.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.