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Obit: Margaret C. Sedler

Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:05 am

Margaret Sedler would like all to know that her work here is complete. She received an offer from a higher power that she just couldn't refuse, for an adventure from which she will not be returning. This adventure comes complete with reunions with family, friends and former pets that she has not seen in a very long time, reading until her heart's content, crossword puzzles in abundance, old time movies, as much ice cream as she can eat, chauffeur service to where ever she desires to go (she was directionally challenged), in-house chef service and some cooking classes.

Margaret, 86, was born Margaret Christine Kennedy on Nov. 10, 1929, in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, to the late Thomas S. and Grace C. (Flick) Kennedy and embarked on her new adventure on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

She is preceded in after-life adventures by her parents, Thomas and Grace Kennedy; brother, Thomas E. Kennedy; two sisters, Marjorie R. Smith and Rose Shearer; and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Harry Sedler Jr., currently of Tipp City, Ohio (formerly of Grand Island); daughter, Kennedy Sedler (Leslie) of Troy, Ohio; son, Harry "Buddy" Sedler III (Amy) of Dayton, Ohio; two god-grandchildren: Addyson and Jackson Godwin of Troy, OH; two sisters-in-law: Anna M. Kennedy of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and Nancy Chilelli of Lebanon, New Hampshire; over 100 nieces and nephews, spanning four generations; and some of the best neighbors anyone could have asked for on Driftwood Drive in Grand Island (most notably, certain redheads who held a very special place in her heart).

Margaret served as a personnelman seaman in the U.S. Navy from 1950-52, stationed in Washington, D.C., and was honorably discharged in June 1952. She also worked as a librarian at the Grand Island Library on Grand Island in New York for 25 years. But, most notably, she was a wife and a mother who took great pride in her home and family. Her love knew no boundaries and her doors were always open.

Margaret's sense of humor (which, believe me, she needed in abundance to survive the many antics that Kennedy, Buddy and Harry threw her way through the years), the twinkle in her eye when she smiled and her gracious nature will be greatly missed. So when tomorrow starts without her, she won't be far way. For every time we think of her, right in our hearts she'll stay.

Private graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Troy at the convenience of the family with full military honors. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

Margaret Sedler

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