Margaret I. Carnahan

Margaret I. Carnahan, 88
PORTLAND - Margaret I. Carnahan passed away peacefully at her home, Dec. 9, 2017.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1928, in Weatherly, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Margaret (Rambo) Wilde. She was the youngest of four children.
Margaret later moved to Pottstown, Pa., and upon gradua-tion from Pottstown High School she went to work for the telephone company. In 1947, she fell in love and married William G. Carnahan. Together they raised three daughters. Margaret found real satisfaction in her role as wife, mother, and homemaker.
Early in their marriage, Margaret and Bill, after a careful study of the Bible, developed a true friendship with God. She learned of His wonderful name, Jehovah, and His promise to transform our earth into a beautiful garden paradise that "the meek will inherit." In 1961, she was baptized and became one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
In 1973, she and Bill moved to Maine, where they were affiliated with the Newcastle congregation and later moved to Portland where she remained a faithful member for 31 years. Her husband passed away in 1988.
She was generous and hospitable. She provided care for her disabled granddaughter, encouraging her to become a disciple of Christ Jesus.
Margaret is survived by her brother, Charles Wilde; three daughters, Linda Ceschan, of Florida; Margaret "Peggy" Clementz, and her husband Larry; and Rebecca Barnes, and her husband Curtis; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Amy, Erin, and Johnny; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family expresses appreciation and thanks to Hospice of Southern Maine for the loving care and support shown by nurses and aides.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the South Portland Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 100 Strout St., South Portland. To share a memory or condolence, please visit:

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 31, 2017