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Margot (Follis) Klein

Margot (Follis) Klein formerly of Rush NY has joined her beloved husband Justin, father, mother and brothers Tom and Dan, in heaven’s peace on January 31, 2024.

Born in Detroit Michigan to Dr. Wesley and Grace (Scobie) Follis in September of 1929, she is survived by six children and their spouses: Gregory and Jean (Linnenbach) of Baldwinsville, NY, David and Bonnie (Lydon) of Walworth, NY, Norman and Mary (Kellogg) of Henrietta, NY, Gordon and Patty (Tinney) of Livonia, NY, Renee (Klein) Hoffman of Geneseo NY, (respectfully Mark Hoffman) and Sichhun Chhim of Penfield, NY. Margot was also the proud grandmother of 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, plus an aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Margot graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1947. Being influenced by and sharing the faith of her grandmother, she explored the possibility of missionary work attending Emmaus Bible School when it was located in Chicago. After a year of religious training, her calling changed and she moved back to Detroit where she completed the nursing program at Harper Hospital. Upon graduation, she worked at Harper Hospital, eventually becoming the Director of Nursing at the children’s hospital. In early 1960, she went on a ski vacation to Quebec where she met her life’s love Justin. They married in October of that year and lived happily and lovingly until Justin passed in early February of 2019.

Margot was a strong willed person with many leadership qualities, yet faithful to her personal beliefs and consistent with the times, she gave up her career to raise her children. She managed the household, working in a life partnership with her beloved.

Margot was active in supporting education as president of the local elementary school’s PTA. After her children were older, she embarked on a career as a real estate agent. She loved her family dearly, and was always taking the initiative to help others. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made, in her memory, to the Goodwill Vision Enterprises, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester NY. 14620 [Donate Online]. A celebration of Margot’s life is presently in the planning stages.

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