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Mrs. Margaret Joan Askin Ford age 87 of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, December 15 at St. Vincent Hospital of Salem.

Mrs. Ford was born May 19, 1928 in Kentucky the daughter of Leo Carol and Leona Wheatley Askins. She retired from Phillip Morris in 1978 and has lived in the Salem area for 37 years.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband: Andrew Ford Sr., two sons: Herbert Andrew Ford and Andrew Ford Jr.

She is survived by a son: Nicholas Ford (Ruth) of Salem, a daughter: Cherie Betke (Michael) of Salem, 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10AM-time of service.