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Margaret E. Gearhart

Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 3:08 p.m. CDT

Margaret E. Gearhart, 95, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon.

She was born Oct. 19, 1918 in Oregon, the daughter of Milton and Ethel (Hinkle) Wilde. 

She graduated from Oregon High School and cosmetology school. 

She married Kenneth M. Gearhart on Nov. 28, 1939 in Iowa. 

She and her husband owned and trained harness horses. They retired in 1980.

She is survived by her sister, Eleanor (Gerald) Finkle, Arizona; several nieces and nephews, her special friends and her friends at Family First. 

She was predeceased by her husband, parents, sisters, Marian Wilde and Edith Jenkins; brothers, Harold and William Wilde.

Arrangements will be at a later date.  Finch Funeral Home,  Mt. Morris, is assisting the family.

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