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Margaret ‘Margie’ Daetwyler

Posted: Sunday, Dec 16th, 2012

TENNERTON — Margaret Louise Fahrner “Margie” Daetwyler, 92, of Helvetia, W.Va. 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, in Cumberland, Virginia. On February 28, 1941, she married Norman Edward Daetwyler who preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1987.

She is survived by two daughters: Nancy Gain and husband Leroy; Betty Biggs and husband Jim; one son, Charles Daetwyler; Son-in-law, Joe Mullenax; and 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; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and two step great-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; 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, to include 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, a 65-year member of the Helvetia Farm Women Club, served as its president for many years. She was a charter member of the Alpenrose Garden Club, treasurer of the Helvetia Hall Association, one of the largest exhibitors at the Helvetia Community Fair, and a willing worker at all community events.

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

The family will received friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the Zion Presbyterian Church in Helvetia, W.Va. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. and interment will follow in the Pickens Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.

The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

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