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S. Margaret Koons, 92

October 30, 2013

S. Margaret Koons, 92, formerly of 730  Hillcrest Drive, St. Marys, and a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 1:15 p.m.  Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys.

She was born on June 3, 1921, the daughter of Joe and Agnes (Lawler) Gearing. She married George Koons on Aug. 10, 1946, and he survives at Otterbein St. Marys.

She is also survived by her four children, Michael (Mary Jo) Koons of Vandalia, William (Nancy) Koons of Chagrin Falls, Jeanetta (Mark) Muhlenkamp of Englewood, and Barb (Ken) Niekamp of Centerville.

She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and by a sister, Florence Jones, of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her parents, by one sister, Mary Scott, and one brother, Don Gearing.

Margaret was a 1939 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She retired from Holy Rosary School, where she worked in the school cafeteria. She was very committed to her church, Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, and made it the center of her life. She enjoyed golfing and spending her winters in Florida. She liked to sew and cook and made fabulous noodles. She dearly loved her family and their yearly family vacations.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiating.

Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, and one hour prior the funeral Mass on Saturday.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Friends of Holy Rosary School.

Condolences may be sent to Margaret’s family via

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