Merced Sun Star
Sept., 4, 2008
|1923 - 2008
Muriel “Min” Kahl, a Plainsburg resident for most of her life, died Monday at
home. She was 85. Min was born March 12, 1923 in Paris, Arkansas. Her parents,
Merle and Grace Hames, moved to Planada in 1928 with their four children. She
attended local schools and after graduating from Le Grand High School she
worked in Monterey. She and Marvin Kahl fell in love and were married in 1942.
Marvin was a fighter pilot and instructor during World War II and Min became a
military wife - moving to several different airfields.
Marvin and Min returned to the family ranch in 1945 and raised their four
children. Min was a dedicated wife and loving Mother. She was involved in
homemaking, bookkeeping, gardening and taking her children from sporting
events to music lessons and the Presbyterian Church.
She was a welcoming hostess to countless friends and relatives over the years
and was especially caring to her children's friends, nieces and nephews. As
her grandchildren began arriving, they became fixtures in her life and they
all loved her dearly. After her children were grown, Min worked for many years
as a rural postal carrier.
Min's passions in life centered around Marvin, her family and their many
wonderful friends. Our family would like to acknowledge those many friends and
relatives and let them know how blessed we feel to know them and share their
love for our Mother.
Min is survived by Marvin, her loving and caring husband of 66 years, sons
Kitt and wife Judy, Jon, Kim and Laurie Mussotto and son-in-law Hank Kelsey,
all living in Plainsburg. She'll be loved and remembered by eleven
grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Sue Kelsey, sisters, Maxine
Sneed and Bessie Tatum and brother, W.A. Hames.
Gravesides services will be held on Friday, September 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at
Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.