Margaret A. Morford, 96

Margaret A. Morford, 96, North Manchester, died at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

She was born July 20, 1919, in Whitley County, to Virgil G. and Opal (Lehman) Little.  On Feb. 26, 1939, she married Harold Morford.  He died July 16, 2006.

She graduated from Chester High School, North Manchester, class of 1937.  Margaret retired from Heckman Bindery in 1985 after 29 years of service.  She was a member of United Methodist Church, North Manchester, and Eastern Star, North Manchester.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Carol) Dickerhoff, Munster; two grandchildren, Dianne Watring, Cicero, and Mrs. Tim (Suzy) Schleeper, Madison, Wis.; four great-grandchildren, August Watring, Noblesville, Andrea Schleeper, Madison, Wis., Michael Schleeper, Madison, Wis., and Lauren Schleeper, Madison, Wis. 

A son, Loren L. Morford, and a brother and a sister are deceased.  Graveside services will be April 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 East, Servia.  The Rev. Larry Ray and Pastor Sue Babovec will officiate. 

For those who wish to honor the memory of Margaret Morford, memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church, 306 E. 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.

McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

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Posted on 2016 Feb 24