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April 14, 2009

Margaret "Mamo" H. Kitzmiller [Morgantown]

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Margaret "Mamo" Helen Kitzmiller passed away at Hospice of St. John in Lakewood, Colo., on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009. All who knew and loved her knew her as Mamo, Peg or Maggie.

She was born in Bond, Md., March 17, 1915, to Vernon L. and Ethel Fox, and the oldest of seven children. Four of her siblings preceded her in death, Vernon S. and George Fox, Dorothy Howell and Bernice Lightner. Her sister, Joan Young and husband Joseph and her brother, Bernard Fox reside in Parkersburg, W.Va.

Preceding her in death were husband, Roscoe Kitzmiller; and daughter, Connie Sue Kitzmiller.

Mamo is survived by her daughters, Mary Jo Levin, Elizabeth Shoulders and husband Steve and Phyllis Bateson and husband Don.

She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Michael Levin, Shawn Riley, Isaac Alexander, Philip Alexander and wife Malina, Amber Lucchiani and husband Antonio, Tracy Frankwick and husband Joel, Tobi Timney and husband Tom, Terri Boggs and husband Kenny, Jay Bateson and wife Jami and Don Jeffrey Bateson, deceased.

Her blessings continued with six great-grandchildren, Jacob Layton, Cody Brill, Jordan, Jill and Whitney Bateson, and her "little man" Anthony and his little brother or sister yet to be determined.

She is also survived by a cousin, Maxine Prado and several nieces and nephews.

Mamo retired from West Virginia University Hospitals in 1979 and spent the remainder of her 94 years, loving, praying and caring for her family. She loved the blue skies and sunshine. Her favorite hobbies were tending to her flowers, reading and crossword puzzles.

She touched so many lives with her kind spirit and beautiful smile. Rest Well “Mamo” you will never be forgotten.

A private graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Don Marple on Nethken Hill at Kalbaugh Cemetery in Elk Garden, on April 18 at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of St. John, 1320 Everett Court, Lakewood, CO 80215.

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