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Margaret Lawhorn

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Margaret Lawhorn passed away at her Cannon Inn residence the morning of Jan. 10, 2012, at the age of 106.

She was born Sept. 14, 1905, to John Englehardt Doelle and Caroline Schmitt Doelle in Trimpealeau County, Wis.

She led a remarkable life as a wife, mother and grandmother. She was very proud of her Wisconsin heritage, and often shared stories of her time growing up on the home farm.

Her cure for "what ails you" was always hard work. "Never walk when you can run" was her favorite saying.

During her life, she worked at many different professions. When she was young, she worked as a home-helper, taking care of small children. Later, she cleaned house for several local professors.

An avid gardener, Margaret kept a garden until she was one hundred years old. She was a seamstress and enjoyed quilting.

Margaret also enjoyed needle working and cooking.

She was always trying out new recipes and enjoyed clipping new ones from the local newspaper.

She never had a driver's license, but drove the tractor and farmed alongside her husband for many years. She is survived by three daughters Betty Bennett, Auburndale, Fla., Pattie Boruff and husband Cleb, Brazil, and Margaret Snow and husband Lanny, rural Rosedale, Ind., grandchildren Pamela Evans, Cheryl Merrill and husband John, Debra Lybarger and husband Jerry, Carol Lutes and husband Tim, Linda Somheil and husband Eric, Michael Snow and wife Susan, Mark Snow and wife Kirsten and Melissa McKanna and husband Jay.

Margaret also leaves to cherish her memory 19 great grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Pearl Lawhorn, two brothers, five sisters and her great grandson, Kirk Lybarger. Her memory will live on in the hearts she touched for generations to come.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, from 6-8 p.m., and again on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, from 1 p.m., until the time of Margaret's funeral at 2 p.m., at the Roselawn Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.