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Margaret Merriman, kindergarten teacher Nov. 24, 1904 -- Sept. 22, 2005

Margaret Merriman, a longtime kindergarten teacher in the City of Tonawanda, died Thursday of natural causes in DeGraff Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility. She was 100.

The former Margaret Foote was a lifelong resident of the City of Tonawanda. She was a 1921 graduate of Tonawanda High School and a 1925 graduate of Buffalo State Teachers College.

Mrs. Merriman was a kindergarten teacher in Highland Elementary School from 1925 until her retirement in 1968. At a celebration of her 100th birthday last fall, guests included some former pupils.

Her husband, W. Kenneth, died in 1990.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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