Margaret MacKenzie Price Jones

Margaret L.Jones, known to all as Peggy, passed away November 20th, 2023surrounded by family and friends. She was born Sept. 8th, 1930 in Newark, Ohio to the late Harry W. and Ruth (Gunn) MacKenzie. She is survived by her two children, Marienne (Price) Tidwell and Matthew G. Price. Peggy was from a family of four sisters and one brother; she has three grandchildren (Kenneth and Shawn Tidwell, Kristen Holmquist), nine great-grandchildren, and was soon to be a great-great grandmother.

Peggy graduated with the Newark High School class of 1948 and then attended St. Mary’s College, as well as The Ohio State University. She married Richard R. Price in 1950 and J. Jones in 1967. She was a beloved local teacher, and started her career at Newark High School, teaching English from 1971 to 1991.

Peggy enjoyed working in her garden and traveling.  Her summers were spent with family visiting Spain, Scotland, England, Greece and Italy. She remained devoted to her students, friends and family, and assisted college-aged students academically throughout her retirement years. She loved decorating for the Holidays, and enjoyed her feline friends.  She will be greatly missed, and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Peggy did not desire a Service; her guest book can be found and signed at  Donations can be made in her memory to the Licking County Historical Society.

Peggy graduated with the Newark High School class of 1948