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Margaret L. (Johnson) Wakefield, 92, Madison, entered this life on June 16, 1924 in Scottsburg. She was the loving daughter of the late Clyde E. and Verna Thomas Johnson.
She was raised in Scottsburg and was a 1943 graduate of Scottsburg High School. She then attended beauty school in Louisville, Kentucky, and acquired her beautician's license. On June 14, 1946, she was united in marriage to James Edward Wakefield in Edinburgh. This happy union of nearly 51 years was blessed with a son, James Michael, and daughters, Janice and Linda.
Margaret worked as a beautician for many years and had her own shop called Duchess Beauty Shop in her home. When she began working as a beautician, she worked for Doc's Beauty Shop in Scottsburg and had also worked at Zelma's Beauty Shop in downtown Madison. She later enjoyed working at Rose's Hat Shop and at Knoebel-Bird Clothing in downtown Madison.
Margaret enjoyed visiting with others, socializing, dancing, traveling, being with her family, watching Madison Cubs and Indiana University basketball. She was lovingly referred to by her close friends as "Shady." She was a 72-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Scottsburg Chapter No. 107; Dorcas Circle of King's Daughters and the Brooksburg Friendly Circle. Since 1946, Margaret was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in downtown Madison, where she belonged to the Maranatha and Anchor Sunday school classes and the Fern Gronseth Missionary Circle. Margaret also held membership in the American Baptist Women's Ministry since 1951. She will be remembered for her faithfulness as a devoted friend with a beautiful smile and a twinkle in her eye. Margaret died on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:52 p.m. at St. Andrews Health Campus, Batesville.
Margaret will be missed by her loving daughters, Janice Bradley, Batesville, and Linda Hultman and her husband, Mike, Batesville; her grandson, Jeffrey "Jeff" Hultman and his wife, Maggie, Noblesville; her great-grandson, Theodore Hultman, Noblesville; her daughter-in-law, Linda Hertz Wakefield, and her family, Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde E. Johnson, who died Jan. 17, 1975; her mother, Verna Thomas Johnson, who died in December 1969; her husband, James Edward Wakefield, who died May 6, 1997; her son, James Michael Wakefield, who died June 19, 2009; her sisters, Mary Kimmick, Mabel Johnson and Grace Marguerite Johnson; and her brothers, Alfred E., Robert, George Edgar and James Earl Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Randy Crutchfield at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison. Interment will follow in Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison.
Friends may call Monday, Oct. 3, from 4-7 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or donor's choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be posted at www.morgan-nay.com.
Published on September 30, 2016
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