PANDORA — Mary Margaret Arthur, 87 died at 1:45 p.m., June 20, 2014 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  She was born April 10, 1927 in Lima to the late Raymond and LaDonna (Williams) Zimmerman.  On December 21, 1947 she married Melvyn C. Arthur and he died June 12, 2014. 

Mary Margaret was a retired teacher. She taught at Beaverdam, Moulton and Pandora-Gilboa schools. She had also worked at City Loan in Lima.  She graduated from Beaverdam High School and Ohio Northern University. Mary served on the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Putnam County, and was a member of the Putnam County Retired Teachers Association She was a member of the Gilboa United Methodist Church,  the Twig Benders Mothers Club. and the Gilboa American Legion Auxiliary. Her greatest joy was attending her grandchildren's activities. 

Survivors include three sons Carey (Patsy) Arthur of Pandora, Mark (Joyce) Arthur of Lake Mary, FL, Kent (Connie) Arthur of Pandora; nine grandchildren Annie (Michael) Gill, Amie (Nathaniel) Smith, Erin (Chris) Davis, Isaac (Ashlyn) Arthur, Jackie (Jason) Stall,  Jessie (Nathan) Eubank, Caleb (Jessie) Arthur, Levi (Courtney) Arthur, and Amelia Arthur; 16 great grandchildren; and a sister Wilma Sanyi of Bluffton.

Mary was preceded in death by a brother Robert Zimmerman.

Services will be held at 11 am Tuesday June 24, 2014 at Gilboa United Methodist Church. Pastors Vijay Buck and Tom Graves officiating.  Burial will  be in Harman Cemetery, Gilboa.  Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. - 8 pm at  Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Bluffton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gilboa United Methodist Church or the Pandoa-Gilboa Athletic Boosters.

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