Margaret L. Padgett

Services for Margaret Lenore Padgett, 86, will be held 10 a.m. January 10, 2015, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita, Kansas.

Ms. Padgett passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Bridge Haven Village in Lawrence, Kansas.

She was born December 14, 1928, in McPherson, Kansas, the daughter of Frank and Edith Straka. She graduated from McPherson High School. She attended the University of Kansas for 1 year where she met and married William Laverne Padgett, September 3, 1947. She made her home in Wichita, Kansas. The last three years of her life were spent in Lawrence with her daughter Nancy and son-in-law Bob, then on to Bridge Haven Village.

Margaret worked in a Doctor’s office until she was 80 years old. She loved playing golf, attending the symphony music theater and playing bridge. One of her favorite past times was going to the movies with her girls or sisters, and then spending an afternoon piecing together a jigsaw puzzle.

She was a selfless woman, who embraced life and gave love to all.

Margaret is survived by her children, Lane Padgett, David Padgett and wife Lynn, Mark Padgett, Nancy Kocour and husband Bob, Susan Rabe, and Peggy Padgett Pitts and husband Robert; sisters, Marlene Thomas and husband Bill, Rosellen Lindblade and husband Roger, and Frances Oltman and husband Marlo; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Douglas County Visiting Nurses and Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Charlotte...

I am so sorry for your loss. Margaret was a kind and generous woman. She always had a smile and a hug for me. I am friends with some of her children. She was a loving mother. I know she will be greatly missed by friends and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Charlotte Bales

From Clenece and Jim Hills...

I believe that this lady was the sister of my childhood friend, Frances Straka. We knew one another in grade school and junior high in McPherson. If so, I send my sincere condolences, and I hope that the family will help us connect to one another. My name is Clenece Roberts Hills. My email is I have a website
Thank you.
Clenece Hills

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