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Margaret Ellen Cutshaw Stanton
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1922
Huntington County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 2011
Fulton County
Indiana, USA

Margaret Ellen (Cutshaw) Stanton went peacefully to the arms of the Lord on Friday with granddaughter Danielle and close family member Jeanette Miller at her side at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Margaret was born in Huntington County on Jan. 1, 1922, to Arthur J. and Lucinda (Sayger) Cutshaw. Growing up, she shared her childhood with three sisters, Zoe, Florence Juanita and Donna, and two brothers, Paul and Bill. With great pride she graduated from Akron High School in 1940.

On Aug. 2, 1941, in Crown Point, Margaret married the love of her life and best friend Edward L. Stanton. Together they shared a wonderful marriage of 60 years. Their union produced three children, a daughter Jane and twins Debra and Edward. Later the family tree grew adding five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Ed and Margaret lived in the Athens community for 53 years. Following his passing she moved to Rochester. As the matriarch of five generations of her family, Margaret doted on them. An extraordinary cook and baker she filled custom orders requested when they visited. Of the greatest demand were her angel food cake, chicken and dumplings, and graham cracker creme pie, all created with a special loving touch, only a mom could give.

Margaret was a devoted member of the Athens United Methodist Church. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary was a lodge where she earned the coveted Golden Age Eagle. She also served the club as past president and trustee. She was active for 31 years with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 36, also holding membership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars ladies Auxiliary. At Quick's Lanes, Margaret was a member of the Wednesday evening league first shift. This avid bowler, letting the good times roll, attended the state tournament almost annually.

At home she enjoyed mowing her lawn, keeping it manicured to perfection. With her handiwork of knitting and crocheting, she created custom gifts for the holidays or special events for family and friends. A giving person, volunteering her time, she prepared foods and baked goods for silent auctions, charity and other events in Fulton County to benefit friends and neighbors.

Margaret is lovingly remembered by a daughter, Jane Hoffman and husband Rick, Rochester; the twins Debra K. Stanton and husband George "Skip," Lexington, Ky., and Edward J. Stanton and wife Paige, Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Ratner and husband Al, Danielle Muse and fiancee Chad Garrison, Aaron and Aarika Stanton, and Zachary Stanton; great-grandson Landon Muse; and two great-granddaughters, Alivia Garrison and Sarah V. Ratner.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her beloved husband of 60 years, Ed; three sisters, Zoe Smith, Donna O'Brien, and Florence Juanita Johnson; and two brothers, Paul Cutshaw, and Bill Cutshaw.

A celebration of the life of Margaret Ellen (Cutshaw) Stanton is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Friends may visit with her family from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and an hour prior to services on Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Athens-Hoover Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Edward. This is the same date as their 70th wedding anniversary.

Good Family Funeral Home - July 30, 2011 
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  Arthur J Cutshaw (1883 - 1957)
  Lucinda A Sayger Cutshaw (1881 - 1935)
  Edward L Stanton (1918 - 2001)
  Jane Ann Stanton Hoffman (1945 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Athens Cemetery
Fulton County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: May 28, 2012
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 Added: Nov. 14, 2013

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