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Margaret Gardner

Margaret Gardner, 89, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 8:29 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

She was born in Upper Sandusky on June 22, 1923, to the late William and Amanda Karch Barth. She also was preceded in death by a son, Michael Allen Gardner, three sisters and two brothers.

On March 13, 1943, she married Harold K. Gardner in Upper Sandusky and he survives, along with a daughter, Barbara (Mike) Bartfield of West Chester; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Reva Zender of Sycamore; and several nieces and nephews.

A homemaker, Margaret loved flowers, feeding the birds and especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Bellefontaine.

Pastor Jonathan Bull officiates a graveside service at noon Thursday at the Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements were handled by the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.

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