Information for Margaret Ellen
Kirchner Hill Benjamin
15 November, 1896 - 21 September, 1982
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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services for Margaret Ellen Benjamin, 85, of 579 Fairview
Ave., Nampa, who died Tuesday at Twin Falls, will be conducted
at 2 p.m. Friday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa by the
Rev. Kenneth B. Britt, Nampa First Christian Church.
Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
She was born Nov. 15, 1896, at Stillwater, Oka., a daughter
of Jeremiah and Mamie L. Johnson Kirchner, and was reared and
educated there. She moved to McCune, Kan., in
1911, and married Bert Hill in 1914 in Kansas. They
farmed in the McCune area until 1931 when they moved to Nampa.
Mr. Hill died somewhat later.
She married Carl Benjamin April 11, 1940, in Nampa, where
they made their home. He died Dec. 28, 1962. She
did laundry for various families and for the First Christian
Church . She was a member of the Nampa First Christian
She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Della)
Gregory, Oroville, Calif.; Mayme Talkington, Nampa; Edna
Myers, Paradise, Calif.; Joyce McDonald, Salmon, Idaho; Rose
Pearson, Poplar, Wis.; Dorothy Johnson, Canton, Ohio; Mrs.
Dale (Carol) Bly, Nampa; two brothers, William Kirchner,
Caldwell; Louis Kirchner, Missouri; three sisters, Rosie
Gardood, Whitman, Neb.; Mabel Rader, Alliance, Neb.; Etta
Smith, Nampa; 32 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
One son, two brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.
memorials may be made to the Hope House in care of the Nampa
Valley Christian Church, 117 14th Ave. S., Nampa.
Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa until 9
;.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday.
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