Margaret (Ryan) Boncutter – Manchester

Margaret (Ryan) Boncutter, 100, of Manchester passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Community Congregational Church in Manchester by Rev. Kurt Pasko. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Private burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery.

Margaret was born January 6, 1914 in Sioux City, IA the daughter of Harry J. and Maude C. (Foster) Ryan. Margaret attended college achieving a B.A. in English and a MA Degree in Library Science.

Margaret worked as a High School Librarian in Midland, MI from 1942 – 1943. In 1944, she was employed by the Civil Service. She worked for the U.S. Navy in Indiana, Tennessee, and Hawaii; the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospitals in Downy, IL, Macon, IL, and Iowa City, IA; the U.S. Army in Kobe, Japan; the U.S. Air Force in Misawa, Japan, Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, and Ubon, Thailand. In 1954, Margaret adopted her daughter, Anne in Mach’ida, Japan.

Margaret retired in 1975 and moved to Manchester. In 1986, she was united in marriage to Eugene Bonecutter at the Manchester Congregational Church. Margaret volunteered with grade school students assisting with basic math and reading skills. She was a member of the Manchester Community Congregational Church. She enjoyed sewing, smocking and was an avid reader.

Margaret is survived by three step-children, Loyd Bonecutter of Chicago, IL, John (Jeannie) Bonecutter of Sheridan, IL and Mary Bonecutter of Sheridan, IL; one granddaughter, Rebecca (Kevin) Heims of Manchester; five great-grandchildren, Hunter (Kristi) Koth of Aurora, Connor (fiancé, Amber) Koth of Garber and Matthew Koth of Manchester; two step-great-grandchildren, Ben and Andrew Heims; two step-great-great-grandchildren, Aiden and Brandon Heims; and two nieces, Virginia Grant and Beth Kenyon.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Bonecutter; her parents, Harry & Maude Ryan; a daughter, Anne Aldrich; a grandson, Thomas M. Besler; siblings, Vincent Ryan, John Ryan, and Alice Grant.

Please sign the online guestbook for Margaret, at under obituaries.