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Mary Cunningham

CUNNINGHAM, Mary Etta (Kinsel) 77, of New Lebanon, OH, passed away unexpectedly on May 10, 2014. Her dedication to her family, her passion for living and her faith served as an example for those in her life. She will be greatly missed. Mary was raised in Johnsville, OH, where she met Richard Cunningham. They married in 1953 and celebrated 61 years of marriage in January. Mary worked for 30 years at Montgomery County Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation (ASCS) office in New Lebanon and enjoyed serving the farm community.  She is preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Irene Kinsel, son-in-law, Kevin Bowers. She is survived by her husband, Richard; children Melinda (David) Hoskins, Cindi Bowers, Rick (Cheryl) Cunningham; her beloved grandchildren Mindi (Andy)  Kuehner, Matthew (Stephanie Langley)Bowers, Hollie (Scott) Reinhart, Todd (Anna) Cunningham, Luke (Haley) Cunningham, Katelyn Hoskins, Matt Peacock; treasured great-grandchildren Maura & Maxton Cunningham, Amie, Emilee & Dylan Reinhart, Jack, James & John Kuehner, and Grayson Bowers; sister Nancy Wilson and close friend and cousin Jill and Jack Lloyd along with numerous family members and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11 A.M.at Trinity United Church of Christ, 1830 West Main Street,  New Lebanon, Ron Dafler officiating.   Burial will take place at Preble Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends at 10 AM until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or the Breast Cancer Foundation.  Arrangement being handled by the Arpp & Root Funeral Home.

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Mary an Marvin in the old Montgomery Co. office showed me the ropes when I came to Preble. Mary was an exceptional PA and always had the answers or knew where to find them.Sometimes it was only to go in the back room and ask Marvin, hah. All of the farmers loved her as did most of the folks who worked with her, myself included.God bless you Dick and all the family.

jim Thompson (former CED, Preble Co.) May 13 2014 12:00 AM

My heartfelt symathy towards your family at this time of loss. I knew Mary from ASCS and had the pleasure of attending a couple OASCOE conventions with her.She was such a joy to know. Mary was so beautiful and such a classy woman and her sense of style was devine. Blessing and Prayers to you and yours. Michelle Stahl, Van Wert Ohio

Michelle Stahl May 12 2014 12:00 AM

Dick, Cindy, Melinda and families, You know how deeply our hearts are broken at this very sad time. If friendship could be measured by miles, we would never see the end of the love we had for Mary. We have all been through some hard days during her illnesses, and found her strength so admirable. For this to happen so fast, so startling, just rocks one's world. Please know that we hold you near our hearts, keeping you in prayer, and thinking of you every moment. Bless your hearts, we wish there were something we could do to take your sorrow away. Our love and friendship always, Tom & Sherry

Tom and Sherry Wallace May 11 2014 12:00 AM

Dick, Lenny, Cindy, Rick and all your families......Dick and I want you to know you are all in our prayers. I have so many wonderful and fun memories of Mary.......praying the Lord will wrap His arms around you and give you the comfort and peace that only He can give. I love you all

Diana Winkler May 11 2014 12:00 AM