Margaret R. (Johnston) Valentine

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PIQUA - Margaret R. (Johnston) Valentine, age 99, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Alterra Sterling House, Piqua, Ohio.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1913, in Troy, Ohio, to the late Louis A. and Emma (Russell) Johnston. Her husband of 69 years, Howard F. Valentine, preceded her in death one year ago today on March 27, 2012.
She is survived by one brother and two sisters-in-law, James and Darlene Johnston of The Villages, Fla., and Margaret Johnston of Troy; one sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Lester Rosenbaum of Troy; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Valentine was preceded in death by her brother, William Johnston; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Tillie Johnston; and sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Gordon Jones.
She was a 1932 graduate of Troy High School. She was employed with Miles Jewelry Store before her marriage on Nov. 6, 1943. In 1946, the couple moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., where they lived until 2001. They have resided at the Alterra Sterling House since that time.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
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