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July 29, 1924 - October 13, 2022
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Margaret M. Koester, age 98 of Delphos, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 11:00 pm, at The Meadows of Delphos.
She was born July 29, 1924 in Delphos, in her grandparents’ home, to Edward and Catherine (Burger) Becker who preceded her in death. On August 8, 1946, she married Maynard Koester who preceded her in death on March 12, 2008.
Surviving are their children: Michael W. (Mary) Koester of Cincinnati, Kenneth B. (Beth) Koester of Florence, KY, Emilie V. (Fred) Hoffman of Delphos and Carol S. (Jeff) Guffey of Cincinnati. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart.
She was preceded in death by the following siblings: William Becker and Virginia Cox Rode.
Margaret retired from Elder-Beerman. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, VFW and American Legion and F.O.E all in Delphos. She was a 1942 graduate of St. John’s High School, Delphos. She loved crafting and crocheting.
A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, October 22, 2022 beginning at 11:00 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Delphos, following the service. Visitation will be in the church from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, her family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation.
The Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services has been entrusted to care for the Koester Family.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.