Margaret V. Aufderhaar, 92, formerly of 320 Market Street, St. Marys, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born Sept. 28, 1921, near New Knoxville, the daughter of Cornelius and Alma (Vordermark) Henkener.
She married Walter Aufderhaar on Feb. 2, 1947, and he preceded her in death on July 13, 2003.
She is survived by her two children, Jim (Sue) Aufderhaar, of Canton, Ron (Diane) Aufderhaar of Botkins, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Aufderhaar and their children Seth, Benjamin, Lillian, Logan and Cole, of Botkins, Shawn (Alicia Cooper) Aufderhaar and their children, Brittany, Courtney, Dylan, Gabriel, Phillip, Allie and Cadence, of Montra, Brian (Kelly) Aufderhaar and their children Hannah, Emily, Sofia and Noah, of Anna, Jill (Eric) Pax and their children Xavier, Emma and Chloe, of Jackson Center, Brad (Joy) Aufderhaar and their children Evan, Ethan, Ella, Emmett and Eli, of Botkins, Jennifer (John) Brown and their children Connor, Austin, Madison and Alivia, of Wapakoneta, Molly (Bruce) Watkins and their son, Garrett; one great-great grandchild, Ian Logic.
She is survived by a sister, Eileen Gillespie, of Columbus; a brother, George Henkener, of Wapakoneta. She is survived by her nephew, Larry (Francene) Aufderhaar, of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Joyce Aufderhaar; her husband Walter; her sister, Carol Wilt; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Abigail Aufderhaar.
Margaret was a member of the first class to graduate from the New Knoxville High School in 1939. She attended business college after graduation, and she retired from St. Marys City Schools, where she had served as secretary.
Margaret’s hobbies included reading, knitting and crocheting, working on the family tree, playing cards and making memories with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys.
Funeral rites will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray, officiant. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, where memorial gifts may be given to the Breaking Bread Meal Program of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Condolences may be sent to Margaret’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.