OBITUARY: Margaret Louise Ikerd

NORTH NEWTON—Margaret Louise Ikerd, 102, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Kidron Bethel Health Care in North Newton. She was born on December 18, 1918, to Bernard F. “Ben” and Louise Eliza (Wustenfeld) Adams of rural Stafford County, Kansas.

After graduating from Preston High School in 1937, Margaret attended Salt City Business College in Hutchinson, Kansas.  It was in Hutchinson where she met the love of her life, Neil E. Ikerd.  They were married on February 15, 1942.  Margaret and Neil lived in Hutchinson and Lyons, Kansas, before settling in Newton in 1946. Margaret was a devoted homemaker and also was involved in community activities including being a PTA officer, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Weekday Bible School teacher, Meals on Wheels treasurer and most notably her faithful service at Newton First Church of the Nazarene in positions such as choir member, board member and missionary society president.

She is survived by her six children; Phyllis Salesman of Locust Grove, Georgia, Ben (Rosella) Ikerd of Moose Pass, Alaska, Linda (Dean) Koppes of North Newton, Kansas, Loren (Francine) Ikerd of Aurora, Colorado, Marcia (Philip) Taylor of Oklahoma City, David (Lynette) Ikerd of Garden Grove, California;

Grandchildren; Leslie D. (Mike) Driskall, James N. (Lori) Boyles, Kellie R. (Javier “Billy”) Guzman, Jeanne E. Ikerd, Stephanie R. Diamante,  Roger A. (Brandy) Koppes, Kerry D. (Krista) Koppes, Charles N. (Amy) Ikerd, L. Keith Ikerd, W. Sean (Abigail) Taylor, Chrishanne L. (Warren) Sternin;  22 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Ikerd, in 1996; her parents, Ben and Louise Adams; five brothers, Leslie, Paul, Harold, Bernard, James; three sisters, Esther Spangenberg, Ruth Stone, Lois Lamkins Langdon.

There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. The family will plan a celebration of life service at a future date.

Memorials may be made to Kidron Bethel or First Church of the Nazarene in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


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