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Margaret Miller
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
formerly of Effingham, KS

Margaret T. Miller, 98, died Sat. Dec. 7th, 2019 at the Atchison Vintage Park surrounded by her loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, Dec. 11th, at St. Ann’s Church, Effingham with Fr. Hughes Sundeme as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 2019 at the Becker Chapel, 402 3rd St. Effingham KS with visitation to follow until 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Croix Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.

Margaret Theresa Schrick was born on Oct 31, 1921 in Nortonville, KS the daughter of John and Anna (Putthoff) Schrick. She attended Mount Union School and graduated 8th grade from St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Nortonville. On April 23, 1946 she married Edwin L. Miller from Exeter, NE at St. Ann’s Church, Effingham; he preceded her in death on April 9, 1990. They had 6 children, Joe (Trudy) Miller, Wichita, KS, John (Kathy) Miller, Yukon, OK, Charlie Miller(deceased) , Mary (Chuck) Hord, Atchison KS, Rick (Brenda) Miller, St. Joseph, MO, and Ann (Toby) Hunt, Ooltewah, TN. She made many memories with her sister, Louise Silvius, Shawnee Mission, KS & brother, John Schrick, of Kansas City, MO. Her parents, husbands Eddie & Leo, a son, Charlie Miller, a sister Leona Haverkamp, brothers Herman, Lawrence & Nick Schrick preceded her in death.

Margaret worked at Kresge’s lunch counter as a manager from 1946 to 1949. She worked for Saunders Mop Mfg in Atchison for 20 years, retiring in 1984. She worked part time as a receptionist for O’Trimble Chapel and Becker Chapel, Effingham, KS. Margaret and her husband Eddie gave her mother a home for 22 years & her brother John lived with them for 2 years. Margaret was a parishioner of St. Ann’s Church for 78 years. She was a past President of the Altar Society & past member of the Parish Council. She was a member of the Happy Hour Club, the Winsome Dozen Club and the Priscilla Club. She enjoyed going to the Senior Center in Effingham to eat lunch, visit and play cards.

She married Leo Diebolt of Effingham on July 4, 1992. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 2002. After Leo’s death Margaret enjoyed spending time and traveling with Joe Brentano. Margaret’s greatest Joy was being with her family especially her 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. She spent many hours in her flower & vegetable gardens, canning numerous vegetables for her family.


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