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Marjorie "Marge" (Barton) Kile

1929 - 2021


Marjorie “Marge” Barton Kile, age 92, of Kendallville, died on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Sacred Heart Independent Living in Avilla, Indiana.  Marge was born on April 13, 1929 at her parent’s home outside Mt. Vernon, Ohio, to the late George and Mattie Lore Barton.  Marge graduated from Mt. Vernon High School, attended Muskingum College for one year, and graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  Marge was united in marriage to David Oliver Kile on June 12, 1949 at her parent’s home.  She taught school in Caledonia, Portsmouth, and Xenia, Ohio before moving to Kendallville in 1965.  There she was the librarian at Kendallville Jr. High School.  When Dave was transferred to Columbus, Ohio for several years, Marge was the librarian at Walnut Springs.  When she and Dave retired, they moved back to Kendallville.  Marge loved God, her family, and her community.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Kathy and Kevin Buckingham of West Lafayette, Indiana.
Daughter-in-law, Janis Kile of Wellington, Florida.
6 Grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Marge was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dave of 70 years, a son, Howard Barton “Bart” Kile, and a brother, Ralph Barton. 

A private Celebration of Life will be held with the family at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be made to Kendallville Public Library and Parkview Noble Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville, Indiana.


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Lori Smurr

April 22, 2021 9:34 AM

Marge was my Kindergarten teacher at North Side Elementary in 1966.  I loved her!  We became friends after she realized I was teaching her grandson to swim at the YMCA.  Such a wonderful, kind, beautiful soul.  I will miss her, but rejoice that she she and Dave are reunited in Heaven.  RIP, my friend.

Ann Stark

April 21, 2021 11:48 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Marge’s passing. She and your dad were great friends to my parents, Ken and Sharon Stark. Your mom always was such an encouragement! She will be missed! With love, Paul & Ann Stark and family

Tawna & Jim Swartzlander

April 20, 2021 3:14 PM

Mrs. Kile was my (Tawna Kollman Swartzlander) kindergarten teacher in 1966.  I loved her!!!  She also was also one of "the gang" for the Swartzlander's (Guy & June).  We cannot imagine a more kind, compassionate, caring, lovable person, EVER.  RIP Marge, and fly high with Dave.

Dee & Bill Rathge

April 18, 2021 10:18 AM

Kathy and family, so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dee and Bill Rathge

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