Margaret Flitcraft

Margaret E Thompson Flitcraft of Roann, died peacefully in her sleep at 12:01 AM, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Parkview Hospital Wabash.

Margaret was born in Weakley County, Tenn., on April 24, 1931, to Oscar and Jewell (Williams) Thompson. She married Walter R Flitcraft, Sr, in Fulton, Ky., on March 15, 1948; he died March 1, 2010.

The Flitcrafts moved to Indiana to raise their family on the farm. Margaret was a wife and homemaker. She also worked at General Tire, Wabash, where she retired after 34 years. She was a member of Roann United Methodist church. Margaret loved to fish. She and her family enjoyed vacationing at their cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She and her brother, Ernie Thompson, enjoyed square dancing. She enjoyed going home to visit her sister, Nellie Williams, and several childhood friends.

She was an avid sports watcher, loved baseball, especially the Cubs, basketball, men’s and women’s, IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame. She loved filling out the March Madness brackets. Margaret loved playing cards with her grandkids. She enjoyed the outdoors, taking care of her flowers and mowing her lawn. She also loved feeding her family. No one ever left her home hungry. She loved being a mom, grandma and great-grandma.

She is survived by her two sons Roger D. (Deborah) Flitcraft of Wabash and Joseph R. (Betty) Flitcraft of Roann, and her daughter-in-law Tracy (Flitcraft) Dehne, of Wabash; five grandchildren Carey A. (Doug) Marcum, Cincinnati, Ohio, Reggie D. Flitcraft of Wabash, Aaron M. (Julie) Flitcraft, of Frankfort, Ill., Joseph R. Flitcraft and Jewel M. Flitcraft both of Roann; four great-grandchildren, Jacob T. Amlung and Cecilia C. "Cece" Sommer, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Brynlee and Elliot Flitcraft both of Frankfort, Ill.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Walter R. Flitcraft Jr., and grandson Robert J. Flitcraft, and four siblings, Dorothy, Little Roy, and Ernie Thompson, and Nellie Williams.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service Roann Chapel, 335 Chippewa Road, Roann, with Wayne Balmer officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Wabash County Special Olympics or Roann United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Margaret may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Dec 18