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Stoneburner, Margaret A. -

Margaret A. Stoneburner

Plainwell - Margaret A. Stonebuner, age 92 of Plainwell, passed away on January 12, 2023 at her home. Margaret was born on September 6, 1930 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Lorin and Mildred (Kitzmiller) Pickard. Margaret was a machine operator at the James River paper mill for 30 years before retiring. She also worked on the family farm with her husband. Margaret was a member of the Delton VFW Post 422 Ladies Auxiliary where she was a past president and Prairieville TOPS 1221. She was an avid puzzler and enjoyed gardening, going to auctions and sales, rock collecting, and being outdoors. Margaret participated in the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge walk until the age of 90. She loved collecting cookbooks and recipes and will be remembered for her homemade noodles and sense of humor. Most of all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret is survived by her son, Jim Stoneburner; grandchildren: Jason (Melissa) Stoneburner, Jenni (Michael) Brown, Sarah Whitney; great grandchildren: Justin VanOverloop, Emily Stoneburner, Easton Stoneburner; son in law, Fred Whitney; brothers: Richard (Gerry) Pickard, Thomas (Nancy) Pickard; special friend, Carolyn Wilder; and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Stoneburner; daughter, Julie Whitney; great grandson, Jeffrey VanOverloop. Margaret’s family will receive friends on Monday, January 16, 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home where her funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place in Prairieville Cemetery. Memorial contributions to West Michigan Hospice will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Margaret’s family.

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