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Margaret Elathere Church

December 9, 1926 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 94)

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Margaret E. Church

December 9, 1926 – April 22,2021

 

Margaret E. Church Dec. 9, 1926-Apr. 22, 2021 Margaret Elathere Church, 94, passed away on Apr. 22, 2021 in Monroe MI. Margaret was born in Binghamton NY, and was one of four children of Charles Alonzo and Sarah Martha (Ganow) Church. She graduated with honors from Binghamton Central High School in 1944, attended Hartwick College (Oneonta NY) for two years, and married William Allen Church (1920-2011, no relation) on Sep. 28, 1946 at the High Street Methodist Church in Binghamton. Margaret became an avid organic gardener in the early 1950’s, was a member of the Seed Savers Exchange, and excelled at cultivating numerous varieties of heirloom vegetables. She is survived by: four children, Allen (Cynthia) Church, Joel Church, Vickie (Chris) Church, and Harvey (Stacie) Church; eight grandchildren (Joel, Allen, William, Josh, Amelia, Francesca, Phoebe and Kaylie); and five great-grandchildren.


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