Margaret Koons

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

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

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

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

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Reverend Barry Stechschulte, celebrant. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 P.M. Friday, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint 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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Miller Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Saint Marys
1605 Celina Road  Saint Marys, OH 45885
(419) 394-2301
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Published in The Lima News from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2013
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