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Friday, May 30th, 2014
Margaret Highley
Margaret Kuhn Highley, 90, Celina, passed away at 12:30 a.m. May 29, 2014, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Black Creek Township, to Leroy Augustus and Opal Jackson Kuhn. On Feb. 23, 1946, she married Floyd Wayne Highley, who died Nov. 26, 2012.
Survivors include a daughter, Patty (Bud) Schoenleben, Celina; two sons, Randy (Kim) Highley, Celina, and Doug (Becci) Highley, Celina; eight grandchildren, Kerry (Betsy) Schoenleben, Kelly (Jason) Black, Kassie (Brian) Holstad, Tracy (Aaron) Watercutter, Toby (Melissa) Highley, Kody (Lindsey) Highley, Kole (Megan) Highley and Kane Highley, 15 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald (Pat) Kuhn, Arcadia, Fla., Charles (Jackie) Kuhn, Licking Mo., Tom (Maryabeth) Kuhn, Salem Mo., and Freeda Kuhn, Rockford; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy (Philip) Lautzenheiser, Van Wert, and Rita Swygart, Decatur, Ind.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Dean (Marilyn) Kuhn and Kenneth Kuhn, and a sister and brother-in-law, Maxine (Virgil) Vorhees.
She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, Celina, with the class of 1942. She was a scientific specialist for six years and polished lenses for the military during World War II. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Rockford, and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina. She was a housewife on the family farm and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her family will miss her, but they know she is in heaven with all of her friends, family and most of all, her husband.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Rockford, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial will follow in Friends Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 1-7 p.m. Sunday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Laurels of Shane Hill or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Online condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.
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