Margaret Euell, age 84, passed away peacefully and went home to rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 7, 2022, in Sugar Land, Texas. While the early stages in her long battle with Alzheimer’s progressed slowly and allowed her to continue to enjoy life with family and friends, the final stage was mercifully short. Her faith always comforted her, as summed up by words in ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, one of the many hymns she so loved:
I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bill, two sons Billy and wife Mitzi, Brent and wife Gina, grandchildren, Bradley Euell, Laura and Rawles Bell, and Evan Euell, great-grandchildren Ryan Bell and Kenzie Bell, sister Dorothy Hitt, and many other loving relatives and friends.
Margaret was born in 1937 and grew up on a farm near Harrisburg, AR, with loving parents, one brother, and five sisters. There she developed a strong work ethic, by picking cotton among other things, and a love for the Church that was located just across the road. She worked briefly as a nurse aide after high school graduation, then decided to go to nursing school and became a licensed practical nurse. She loved nursing, and helping others in general, and worked in hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices for 47 years. Early in her career, while working at Porter Rogers Hospital in Searcy, AR, she met her husband for life.
Margaret and Bill lived for relatively short periods in Arkansas, Florida, and Colorado, eventually settling in the Springfield/ Rogersville area of Missouri. There they raised their two sons, worked full time, and were active members of Harmony Baptist Church. Margaret loved singing in church, bible study, and her Sunday school class. She was always active and loved walking at the Nature Center with Bill and around the neighborhood where she would often stop and talk with anyone she saw! She loved boating on Table Rock Lake, music in Branson, and visiting Silver Dollar City. She cooked a lot, especially baking desserts, and a real favorite of her kids and grandkids was her “chocolate gravy” over buttered biscuits!
Per her wishes, Margaret’s remains will be buried in the family plot at the East Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti, MO, following a private family graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association - In Memory of Margaret Euell (www.alz.org/donate).
John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti, in charge of services.