Obituary

Bonnie D. Westbrook

Bonnie D. Westbrook, 85, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Pine Village, Moundridge.

She was born October 31, 1929 in McPherson County, Kansas, the daughter of William A. Sr. and Neva Pearl (Johnson) Keagle. She was a homemaker and an Avon representative for over 25 years.

On August 12, 1950 she married Frank M. Westbrook in McPherson. He preceded her in death on March 7, 1997.

A lifetime Canton area resident, she was a member of the Canton Christian Church, Canton American Legion Auxiliary, the Neighborhood Coffee Club and the Avon President's Club. She was also a member of the Canton Literary Study Club and the Lydians, serving as a former board member for both.

Survivors include two sons, Don (Ladonna) Westbrook and Marvin (Darla) Westbrook, all of Canton; one daughter, Janet (Russ) Margreiter, Maize; brother, Loren Jay (Marilee) Keagle, McPherson; sister, Jolene Clark, McPherson; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren with one on the way. She was preceded in death by three brothers, William Jr., Warren, and Marshall Dean Keagle.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the Canton Christian Church. Burial will be in Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until serivce time Sunday at the church.

A memorial has been established with the Canton Christian Church, in care of Olson's Mortuary, Canton.

Margie Marie (Marge) Hanson

Margie Marie (Marge) Hanson, 84, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 5:22 p.m., Thursday, December 18th, 2014 peacefully, at Cedars Health Care Center.

Margie was born in on her parents farm, rural Burchard, Nebraska on August 8, 1930, a daughter of the late Thelma (Graham) and Everett J. McClellan.

Margie attended the Burchard grade schools and Burchard High School, Burchard, Nebraska and she graduated from Summerfield High School, Summerfield, Kansas in 1948.  She then attended Peru State Teachers College, Peru, Nebraska where she received her teachers certificate.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church McPherson, KS  where she served in several capacites through the years.

She worked as an Education coordinator.  Margie first taught at District #21 in Pawnee, Nebraska near Summerfield, Kansas for 6 years which was a 1 room school house.  She had a natural ability for Art and working with children.  She later worked for the Woodman Life Insurance Company of Lincoln, Nebraska.  She then became a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner.  After her sons were in school, she began working for U.S.D. 418 in the Media Center of the Library, and later for I.B. and Wayne Rutter in their basement print shop.  She later worked for the McPherson U.S.D. 418 Library in the Media Center, for the Cherry Street Press and for many years worked for the First Presbyterian Church as the Christian Aide Coordinator and later as the Christian Education Coordinator.

Margie was a member of the HDU in Roxbury, Kansas.

Margie M. McClellan was united in marriage to Elmer L. Hanson on August 7, 1955 at Summerfield, Kansas.  Through the years the couple lived in Summerfield for 1yr., Kansas City, Kansas for 1 yr, Roxbury, Kansas for 4 years before moving to McPherson..

She is survived by Husband, Elmer Hanson, of McPherson, Kansas; 2 Sons, Ronald "Ron", husband of  Becky Hanson, of Emporia, Kansas and Richard "Rick", husband of  Kathryn Hanson, of Shawnee, Kansas; 5 grandchildren, Brady Hanson and wife Abbee, Lacee Hanson, Hayden Hanson, Megan Hanson, and Ryan Hanson

Margie was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Eugene McClellan and Richard McClellan.

The family will receive visitors at a reception for the celebration of her life at the Conference Center of the Cedars, McPherson, Kansas on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 2:00p.m. until 3:30p.m.

Private Family burial of cremains will be at the Valley View Cemetery, rural Roxbury, Ks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, MCCF (McPherson County Community Foundation) or The Alzheimer's Association and they can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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