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Margaret Daetwyler

December 14, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Margaret Louise Fahrner "Margie" Daetwyler, 92, of Helvetia, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, 2012, at her home on Hill Top.

She was a daughter of the late William Jacob and Irene Catherine Thomas Fahrner. Mrs. Daetwyler was born March 19, 1920, at Cumberland, Va.

On Feb. 28, 1941, she married Norman Edward Daetwyler, who preceded her in death Nov. 8, 1987.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Gain and husband, Leroy, and Betty Biggs and husband, Jim; one son, Charles Daetwyler; son-in-law, Joe Mullenax; grandchildren, Annette Mullenax-Greenway, Judy Mullenax, Rebecca Mullenax, Matthew Mullenax, Randy Daetwyler, Bill Daetwyler, Benjamin Gain, Silas Gain, Maggie Gain, Micki Biggs, Norman Biggs, Alexander Biggs and Emily Biggs; and 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and two stepgreat-grandsons.

Preceding her in death were her twin children, Jimmy Allen and Judy Alice, and her daughter, Mildred Louise Mullenax; two brothers, Walter and Stewart Fahrner; and three sisters, Sally Fahrner Warren, Mamie Fahrner Brown and Eleanor Fahrner Mailloux.

Margie attended Holly Bush one-room school and graduated from Pickens High School. She was a Seventh-day Adventist.

While being an active farm wife, including making cheese and butter, raising a large vegetable and flower garden, canning and preserving huge amounts of food each year and other such responsibilities, she still managed to be an active member in community organizations. She was a 65-year member of Helvetia Farm Women Club and served as its president for many years. She was a charter member of Alpenrose Garden Club, treasurer of the Helvetia Hall Association, was one of the largest exhibitors at the Helvetia Community Fair, and was a willing worker at all community events.

She was very artistic and enjoyed quilting, embroidery, basket making, seat canning, flower arranging and baking.

The family will received friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Zion Presbyterian Church in Helvetia. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., and interment will follow in Pickens Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.



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