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Margaret A. Backherms

Margaret Ann Hillebrand Backherms, 86, New Albany, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, 2015.
Born Sept. 3, 1929, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian Gahlinger Hillebrand.
She was an employee of Our Lady of Providence High School from 1974 to 1991. After retirement, she volunteered with the Campus Ministry Dept. at Providence. She was a long-time member of the Hobart Beach VFW Post 1693, the Bonnie Sloan American Legion Post 28 and Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Backherms, and three siblings, Martha Backherms and Joseph and Clara Hillebrand.
Survivors include two children, Bill Backherms and Karen McMaster.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 18, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home in New Albany.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, both in New Albany.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Our Lady of Providence High School, 707 Providence Way, Clarksville, IN 47129 or to Holy Family Catholic Church.

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