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Obituary of Margaret H. Mikesell

     Margaret H. Mikesell, daughter of Klaas E. Kroeker and Aganetha E. (Harder) Kroeker was born June 17, 1927, at Inman, KS, and went home to be with Jesus on November 6, 2011, at Republic County Long Term Care, Belleville, KS, at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 19 days.
     Margaret attended Zoar Academy, Inman, KS, and graduated from Salem Academy, Class of 1946, Dallas, OR.  She attended Miltonvale Wesleyan College, received a Bachelor’s Degree from McPherson College in 1956, and a Masters in Elementary Education from Florida State University in 1965.   She was united in marriage to Ernest J. Mikesell on June 10, 1955, and to this union four children were born, Judith, David, Nancy, and Fred.  She was a lifelong homemaker and farm wife.  Prior to her marriage, she taught school in Tescott, KS, and later, occasionally substituted in the Belleville school system.  She was a member of the Belleville Wesleyan Church, EHU, and the Women’s Missionary Society.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandson. She is survived by her husband, Ernest J. Mikesell, of rural Belleville, KS; two daughters, Judy Hettenbach (Bruce) of Abilene, KS, Nancy Gossell (Greg) of Lee’s Summit, MO; two sons, Dave Mikesell (Lisa) of Concordia, KS, Fred Mikesell of rural Belleville, KS; one sister, Esther H. Eckert (Rex) of Dallas, OR; eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 10, 2011, at the Wesleyan Church, Belleville, KS, conducted by Rev. Mark McGregor and Rev. Fred Mikesell. Interment will be in Union Valley Cemetery, rural Belleville, KS.
     Memorial gifts will be designated for a missions project to be chosen by the family.Online condolences and information can be found at and Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS, is in charge of arrangements.


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