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Margaret O. Kuhn

March 17, 2011

    Margaret O. Kuhn, 103, formerly of Decatur, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday in Christian Care Center at Bluffton.
    She was born on October 28, 1907, in Willshire, Ohio to John M. and Jennie F. Hileman Byer.
    She married Carl J. Kuhn on June 16, 1935 in Huntington, Indiana; he passed away on August 20, 1993.
    Margaret was a retired teacher, with 28 years of service at Midland High School in Midland, Michigan; Willshire High School; Lincoln School in Blue Creek Township of Adams County; and Adams Central Elementary School.
    She graduated from Alma College in Alma, Michigan in 1930 with a bachelor of arts degree and received a master's degree in 1961 from Ball State University in Muncie.
    Margaret was a member of Willshire United Methodist Church and its Women's Society. She also was a member of the National Teachers' Association, the Indiana State Teachers' Association, and the Retired Teachers' Association.
    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Suzanne K.) Smith of Decatur; one son, Hubert J. Kuhn (and wife, Rev. Dr. Joyce Kuhn) of Osceola, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Carla Alspaugh, Clayton Smith, Curtis Smith, Colleen Blanton, Nick Smith, Marni Yannaccone, Angi Kuhn, and Lesli Kuhn; 12 great-grandchildren, Celeste Rupel, Claire Carew, Clinton Smith, Brielle Smith, Preston Smith, Jade Smith, Jalen Smith, Ashley Smith, Case Smith, Nicolas Smith, Ethan Smith, and Izora Jane Yannaccone; and one great-great-granddaughter, Adrianna Enza Rupel.
    She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kathryn Lee Kuhn; a great-granddaughter, Cora Yannaccone; two brothers, Russell R. and Hubert H. Byer; and one sister, Blanche B. Bryan.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with Rev. Dr. Joyce Kuhn officiating.
    Burial will be in Willshire Cemetery.
    Visiting hours are 2-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
    Preferred memorials are to Christian Care Center in Bluffton.

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