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Information for Margaret Ellen Kirchner Hill Benjamin
15 November, 1896 - 21 September, 1982
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
September, 1982
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Margaret Benjamin

    Funeral 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 Church.
    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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