KENDER, Margaret, born Oct. 30, 1908, Dayton, Ohio. Died Monday, April 29, 2018, age 109 ½. Preceded in death by Parents Andrew & Elizabeth Liphart (Liebhardt ); sister, Elizabeth Eschenberg; brother, Frank Liphart; half nieces, Theresa Messaros & Jennie Lapois; husbands, Joseph S. Balogh & William Kender; step-sons, William & Eugene Kender of Lawtons, New York; son-in-law, Herbert Skaggs; grandson, Timothy Price. Survived by daughters, Shirley Skaggs of Ocala, Florida, Marguerite Turner (Don) of Kettering, Ohio; grandchildren, Connie Griffiths of West Carrollton, Ohio, Michael Price (Dianne) Kettering, Ohio, Gary Skaggs (Mel) of Centerville, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Jennette & Danielle Price of Kettering, Ohio, Nicole Humbert (Dustin) of Maryland, great-great-grandson Wyatt Humbert; many step and great-step-grandchildren; niece, Rita Shepherd of Huber Heights, Ohio; special niece, Nancy Sigler (Jim) of Dayton, Ohio. Margaret hosts other family and friends.
She was a woman of great strengths, as a child she survived the 1913 flood. She knew the Wright Brothers and flew in a by-plane when a woman doing such a thing was unheard of. She worked in a tobacco factory as a young woman to help support her family. She worked at GM, shipping wood steering wheels for new cars. She was proud of her Hungarian heritage. She survived the depression, Wars, September 11th, births, deaths, the challenger disaster, wonderful things, and disastrous things. She has seen it all. She always attributed her longevity to loving Chocolate! Margaret will be sorely missed by all those fortunate to know her.
Funeral services will be held (TODAY) at 10:00am on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 East Stroop Rd., Kettering. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home. (9:00am-10:00am). Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.routsong.com.