Margarette Louella (Harden) Kitsmiller

Friday, January 29, 2016

Margarette Louella Harden Kitsmiller, 83, went to be with the Lord from her home on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. She was born on May 2, 1932, to John Raymond Harden and Willa Rose Edson Harden.

Margarette was born and raised in Walker, Mo., and was a 1950 graduate of Walker High School. Upon graduating from high school, she moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards. She married Donald James Kitsmiller on June 27, 1953. After moving back to Vernon County she was a housewife, mother, and was employed in the Accounting Department at Citizens State Bank, Nevada, Mo., from which she retired. She was a long-time member of First Christian Church of Nevada, Mo.

Survivors include husband, Donald, of the home; five children, David Kitsmiller and his wife, Terry, Gary Kitsmiller and his wife, Mary, Ronald Kitsmiller and his wife, Linda, Sandra Arneson and her husband, Mark, and Janet DelRosario and her husband, Ron; two brothers, Donald Harden and his wife, Shirley, and Darrell Harden and his wife, Ramona, from Nevada, Mo.; one sister, Aletha Kuppa, and her husband, Herman, of LaCygne, Kan.; brother-in-law, Vernon Brundridge of Nevada; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Margarette was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Rosemary Brundridge, and Gladys Newby and her husband, Bob; and three brothers, Allen Harden, Marion Harden and his wife, Mary, and Charles Harden.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1, at First Christian Church, Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Platt officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Walker, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

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