Margaret E. Redding, 92

Posted on January 22, 2013

Margaret E. Redding, 92, of Liberty Center, passed away on Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2013, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. 
Margaret was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Rue and Goldie (Feightner) Hunnicutt. She graduated from West Rock Creek High School in Huntington County and graduated in 1939 from the Wayne School of Cosmetology in Fort Wayne. She operated a beauty shop in her home for more than 50 years.
She was an active member of the Liberty Center United Methodist Church and a member of United Methodist Women. She also arranged the flowers for the church for more than 40 years. She was also a member of the Homemakers Club of Wells County, where she was selected as Homemaker of the Year. She was also awarded Bluffton Business and Professional Women’s “Working Woman of the Year” in 2005.
She married Dale W. Redding Oct. 6, 1940, in Huntington County. They shared 44 years together before he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1984.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis L. Redding of Peru and David (Barbara) R. Redding of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Dian (Dick) K. Mynatt of Liberty Center and Debra (Phil) S. Case of Springfield, Mo.; and six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Margaret is also survived by her brother, Max (Manya) Hunnicutt of Lakeside, Calif.; and two sisters, Eva Schlisser of Marco Island, Fla., and Lou Ann (Clarence) Hewes of Marco Island, Fla. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale, and siblings, Jack Hunnicutt, Vaughn Hunnicutt, Ruby Bell, and Annabelle Elzey.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Liberty Center United Methodist Church with Pastor Devon Cook officiating. There will be calling for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.
Memorials may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Liberty Center United Methodist Church Building Fund.
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