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Marguerite L. Von Gunten

October 9, 2012

    On Sunday, October 7, 2012 , Marguerite L. "Kitty" Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, went to be with her heavenly father on her 92nd birthday.
    She was born to the late Frank and Joanna (Suman) Kitson on October 7, 1920.
    Kitty married Paul Von Gunten on September 12, 1941; he survives.
    She was a member of the First Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday school, was a member of Women in Mission, and was on the charter committee that started children's church.
    Kitty was an elementary secretary and later treasurer for South Adams Schools for many years. She and her husband volunteered at Camp Gilead in Florida for 20 years and also was a Cub Scout Leader. Kitty especially enjoyed her grand and great- grandchildren, crocheting, needlepoint and traveling.
    Among survivors are her sons, Stephen (Alona) Von Gunten of Toledo, Ohio; Ronald (Lois) Von Gunten of Vermilion, Ohio; and Lee (Carla) VonGunten of Bluffton; a daughter, Ruth (Arland) Reinhard of Bluffton; a sister, Patricia Brunnegraff of Coshocton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and step-mother Thelma Kitson.
    She was preceded in death by brothers Herbert and Lloyd Kitson.
    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, October 12, at Swiss Village Chapel.    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, also at the Swiss Village chapel, with visitation one hour prior to services. Officiating are Pastors Jerry Flueckiger and Jeff Linthicum.
    Burial will be in the MRE Cemetery, Berne.
    Preferred memorials are to First Mennonite Church.

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