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Margaret Ann (Fortner) Whitacre, 87, Kokomo, passed away at noon Friday, April 28, 2017, at her residence. She was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Kokomo, to Dayton and Frances (Hale) Fortner. On Oct. 8, 1948, in Kokomo, she married Robert Whitacre. He preceded her in death July 11, 2002.
She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1949. Margaret was a 50-year member of First Congregational Church in Kokomo.
Survivors include her son, Bradley Whitacre, Kokomo; niece, Dawn Byers and husband Bryan, Kokomo; niece, Deborah Arelland, Utah; six great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great nephews.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother, Robert Fortner.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at First Congregational Church, 505 W. Mulberry St., Kokomo, with Pastor Jon Tice officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to We Care. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com. Stout & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.
Published on  April 30, 2017
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