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Marguerite Osberger

November 3, 2007
Inter-Mountain
Marguerite M. Osberger, 88, a resident of Elkins, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, in Valentine’s Personal Care Home.

She was born July 12, 1919, at Elkins, a daughter of the late John and Mary Kinkopf Swiger.

Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Charles E. Osberger of Wye Mills, Md., and Robert M. Osberger of Sarasota, Fla. Two brothers, John Swiger of northern California and William Swiger of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Marie Hosch of Elkins; and two grandchildren also survive.

Also preceding her in death was a brother, Frank Swiger.

Ms. Osberger attended Davis & Elkins College and was employed for many years as a legal secretary at law firms in southern California and Washington, D.C., and served in the American Red Cross in the Philippines and Germany during World War II. She was active in various community groups for many years including Cub Scouts and was a devoted member of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church where she served as a Bible study teacher. She was a member of the Seneca Trail Artist Guild, was an award winning amateur artist, exhibited and created clothing and handicrafts during the Mountain State Forest Festival and enjoyed music, travel, gardening and public affairs.

Ms. Osberger’s remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Janet Jenkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph County Homeless Shelter, 938 South Davis Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Marguerite M. Osberger. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.

 
 
 

 

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