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Margaret Wagoner
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha
formerly of the Doniphan-Brown Co area , KS

Margaret M. Wagoner, 92, of Scranton, KS, formerly of Doniphan-Brown county area, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, October 4, 2018.

She was born on May 10, 1926, at Leona, Kansas, the daughter of John and Elsie (Blum) Sherman.  Margaret attended Leona Elementary, and High School, graduating in 1944.

She married Gerald V. Wagoner, son of Herman and Minnie (Townley) Wagoner, June 20, 1947.  The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Howard Tubach.   Margaret and Gerald celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2017 with their family and friends.  

Margaret taught school in the Leona Elementary and Bellevue Rural School for 4 years.  She was a homemaker, mother of three children and bookkeeper for Ukena Hardware and Streib and Son Plumbing prior to her retirement.

Margaret was a member of the Bellevue United Methodist until 2000 when she and Gerald moved to Scranton to be near their daughter Phyllis and her husband Tom on their farm.  They joined Overbrook UMC and Margaret joined the churches women’s organization.  She attended this church as long as her health permitted.

Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband Gerald, January 18 of this year.  Also preceding her in death are her parents, sisters Lorena Mae Kidwell, and Nellie Hartman.

Survivors include her children:  Keith (Sandra) Wagoner, Phyllis (Tom) Alcorn, and Steve (Jane) Wagoner; grandchildren:  Venus (Chad) Wilson, Brian (Meg) Wagoner,  Wes ( Mercedes) Alcorn, Rob (Angela) Wagoner, Jessie Wagoner, Heather (Tyrone) Baker; nine grandchildren; her sister Alice Streib, and brother in law Reverend Calvin Hartman; also many friends nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Margaret’s life is planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 8, at the Bellevue United Methodist Church, north of Leona.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Leona.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Sunday where the family will meet from 5 until 7 that evening.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bellevue United Methodist Church or Pleasant Hill Cemetery, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434


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