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Margaret Ann (Rush) Birt

June 4, 1944 ~ February 14, 2022 (age 77)


Margaret Ann Birt, 77, died Monday, February 14, 2022 after an eight-week battle with glioblastoma. She was born on June 4, 1944, in Wabash to Harley and Iona (Lantz) Rush. After graduating from Somerset High School in 1962, she married Harliss Birt in 1964. They lived together for 57 years in the same home in which they were married. Margaret is survived by her husband, Harliss Birt; four children, Arlene Birt of Ephrata, Pennsylvania; Annette (Mike) Clifton of North Manchester; Jeffrey (Angela) Birt of Hanover, Pennsylvania; and Karen Birt of New Paris. Also, surviving are her grandchildren Caroline Carroll, Jordan Birt, Rebecca Clifton, and Hannah Birt, along with one great-grandchild, Kimani Carroll. Her brother Dale Rush and sister Clarice (Robert) Carpenter also survive. Her family brought her great joy, especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter; she was a good wife and mother. Margaret was known for her generosity: she sent cards to hundreds of people, shared her garden produce, made comforters to donate to Christian Aid Ministries and others in need, and gave away many cookies and loaves of bread. Margaret loved Jesus and was a member of the Plevna Dunkard Brethren Church. She is remembered for her singing and great knowledge of hymns. While her family mourns their loss, they rejoice that she is free from suffering. Visitation will be Friday, February 18, 2022 at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, 201 N. Main St., Amboy, Indiana, from 4-8 P.M. The funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 19, at the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church at 3976 East 1400 South, Kokomo. Preferred memorials are Plevna Dunkard Brethren Church and Christian Aid Ministries.

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February 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Laird-Eddy Funeral Home
201 N. Main St.
Amboy, IN 46911

Funeral Service
February 19, 2022

10:30 AM
Howard-Miami Mennonite Church
3976 E 1400 S
Kokomo, IN 46901

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