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Margaret K. Alther

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Date published: 8/5/2014

Margaret K. Alther

Margaret Kincer "Sammie" Alther, 92, of Culpeper passed away at Culpeper Regional Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

Mrs. Alther was born in Culpeper County on March 18, 1922, to Hugh M. Kincer and Frances Josephine Copenhaver Kincer. She graduated from Brandy Station High School, worked in the Lake Ridge school system in Gary, Ind., then returned to Culpeper, working at the White Shop until retirement. She was a member of Culpeper United Methodist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Alther are her children, Sandra Alther Brown and her husband, Mac, Karen Alther Mills and her husband, Earl, Marsha Alther Rutherford and her husband. Joseph. and Jeff Alther and his wife, Susan; her grandchildren, who called her "Mama Dee," Christina Mills-Gimbel and her husband, Lloyd, Steve Mills and his wife, Melissa, Carmen B. Burgess and her husband, Cory, Erin M. Joiner and her husband, Jason, Adam Rutherford, Willow Lynn Alther and Lewis Thomas Alther; her great-grandchildren, Eddie Gimbel, Jackson Gimbel, Ryan Gimbel, Parker Burgess, Allison Burgess and Jacob Mills; and her siblings, Thelma Curtis, George Kincer, Hugh M. Kincer Jr. and Ethel Hutcherson. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Thomas Henry Alther.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Norma Jean Fellows conducting the service. Interment will be in Culpeper National Cemetery on Chandler Street.

Memorial contributions may be made to Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oaklawn Drive, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Condolences may be given at clore-english.com.