Margaret Louise Kirkland

July 7, 1927 - February 8, 2017

07/07/1927 - 02/08/2017

Past Services

Friday February 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Saturday February 11, 2017
Upper Wegee Cemetery
Shadyside, OH 43947
740-676-6115 | Directions
Saturday February 11, 2017
1:30 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions

Margaret Louise Kirkland, 89, of Shadyside, Ohio died February 8, 2017 at the Shadyside Care Center.
She was born July 7, 1927 in Bellaire, Ohio the daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Unterzuber Kirkland.
She was a graduate of Bellaire High School and attended West Liberty College. She was a 1953 graduate of The Ohio State University receiving B.S and M.A degrees in elementary and administration. She was a teacher for Shadyside School District (Mead School) and Columbus Public Schools. Upon retirement she returned to Shadyside to care for her family. Margaret was a member of the Ohio and Belmont Co. Retired Teachers, Belmont Co. Genealogical Society, First Families of Ohio and Ohio Historical Homesteads, and the Ann Simpson Davis Chapter, D.A.R. She also compiled two books on her ancestors, the Unterzubers and the Keiths. She was a Christian by faith.
In addition to her parents, She was preceded in death by four sisters, Dorothy Workman, Rose and Mary E. Kirkland and infant sister Amy Ann.
She is survived by her nieces, Helen Workman, and Mary Anne (Len) Smith of Shadyside. Two great-nephews, Bryan (Pam) Smith, Shadyside and Ben (Rebecca) Smith of Columbus. Also, four great-great nephews and nieces, Brody, Rylan, Evelyn and Nevaeh.
Family and friends will be received Friday from 2-8 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio where funeral services will be held at 1:30pm Saturday with Pastor Donald Lawson officiating, Burial follows in Old Wegee Cemetery Shadyside, Ohio.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Shadyside Care Center and Medi Home Hospice for their care and support.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans .
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LInda Kirkland Sentz
6 years ago

Because Margaret was related to me on the ‘Kirkland’ side of the family, I was able to visit with her several times and hear her stories. My father was Wallace Kirkland, and my grandfather and grandmother, Dr. Wallace and Ona Jebb Kirkland. Margaret was such a kind person, and her interest and memory of details of family history made my visits with her enjoyable. She was remarkable in her determination to maintain her independence, and I feel blessed that we were able to visit as she worked on the ‘Kirkland’ side of the family. Thoughts of kindness to her family.

Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealoy Society
7 years ago

Margaret supplied the Barnesville Library genealogy room with many books of research on veterans in Belmont County. Her contributions have and will help many researchers. Our sympathy to her family.