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|Margaret Angeline Waggoner Reese Sherman
April 1, 1859–February 3, 1915
|Margaret Angeline Waggoner was born near Anamosa, April 1st, 1859, and departed this life on the 3d of February, 1915, being at the time of her death 55 years, 10 months and 2 days old.
She was the 4th child of Wesley and Nancy Waggoner who have both preceded her in death. In 1877 she was united in marriage to David Reese. Four children were born to them—Fannie Agnes, who died in infancy; Inez Ione, who preceded her mother 8 years ago; Zirl Howard, now living near Anamosa, and Lew of Anamosa. On Nov. 21st (1895) she was united in marriage to Joseph Sherman. One child, George, was the fruit of this union, who is still at home.
In early girlhood she was converted and gave herself to Jesus and united with the Baptist church of Fairview. When she moved to Anamosa she placed her church letter in the First Baptist church of that place and was a faithful member until the day of her death. While living here she was an active church worker until sickness prevented her. She told one of her neighbors a short time before her death that if God willed her to go, that she was ready and prepared. She was a devoted wife and mother, her first thought being her home and her family. In her last sickness she wanted her husband and her children, brother and sisters, to be near her.
She was a member of Evangeline Rebekah Lodge of Anamosa, and also of the Mystic Workers of that place.
She leaves to mourn her loss her devoted husband, her 3 sons, her 2 step-sons, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Hilton of Kansas City, Kansas, and Ernest Harrison of Anamosa; also 2 sisters, Alice Byerly of Anamosa, and Edith Sigmund of Cedar Rapids. All that loving hands could do to help her was done by her relatives and kind neighbors and friends.
The funeral service was held in the Baptist church on Friday afternoon, the pastor of the church officiating. Interment was at Riverside cemetery.
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