Davis, Margaret Kornhaus

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Margaret Kornhaus Davis, 88, of Blacksburg, Va., died Monday, September 15, 2008. She was born April 23, 1920, on a farm near Orrville, Ohio, a daughter of Henry E. and Mary Byler Kornhaus.

Mrs. Davis was an elementary school teacher for nine years in Ohio and Indiana, and later was an elementary school librarian in Blacksburg for 12 years. During her retirement years, she enjoyed tutoring ESL students, quilt making, gardening and volunteering at church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Davis; and brothers, Russell Kornhaus, Glenn Kornhaus and Marion Kornhaus. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Pat Davis, of Blacksburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Oleta and Bruce Miller, of Urbana, Ill.; and five grandchildren, Sarah Davis and Scott Davis, of Blacksburg, Alona Miller, Katya Miller, and Dasha Miller, of Urbana, Ill. She is also survived by two nephews and their wives, Bill and Mary Kornhaus, of Mansfield, Ohio, and Jim and Barbara Kornhaus, of Basehor, Kan.; and a niece, Dorothy Burkholder, of Springfield, Ohio.

The family would like to express their deep and sincere thanks to Margaret’s special friend and caregiver, Anne Brown, for her many years of service and devotion.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2008, at Blacksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Reggie Tuck officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blacksburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 931, Blacksburg, Va. 24063; Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, 200 Progress Street, Blacksburg, Va. 24060; or a favorite charity.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, September 18, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg, Va.