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Marguerite Lodema Konkle
03/01/1923 — 12/27/2006
From Kirkland, WA, US | Born in Van Wert County, Ohio
Marguerite Lodema Konkle
Marguerite L. Neubrecht Konkle passed away December 27, 2006 after a long illness following a stroke July 28, 2004. Marguerite was born March 1, 1923 in Van Wert Co., Ohio to David and Rosa Maude Neubrecht who farmed in Jackson Township.
Marguerite went all 12 years to Hoaglin Jackson School. She was the youngest of five children and learned at an early age to do housework plus working in the fields with her father and siblings. Sisters Evelyn Jones, Evon Thatcher, brother Donald Neubrecht, son-in-law Bill Cole and grandson Ricky Cole preceded her in death.
Marguerite and her husband Hubert Konkle met when Hubert moved to Hoaglin Jackson School in sixth grade. Herb began courting Marguerite when they were juniors in high school.
They graduated in 1941 and were married that year Dec. 19 on Herbs 20th birthday. They spent 65 wonderful years together and had five children whom they raised in Benton City.
Marguerite was a wonderful mother to her children and a loving and faithful wife to her husband.
She is survived by her husband Hubert of Kirkland, WA, her sister Maxine Prichard of Van Wert, OH, her children Pamela Cole of Spokane, Jean Matthews and husband Tom of Kirkland, Virginia Jenny DeWitt and husband John of Edmond, OK, John and Debbie Konkle of Otis Orchards, WA, and Elaine Kube and husband Joseph of Kirkland, 11 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Marguerite accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior at age 13 and served the Lord faithfully throughout her life.
She had a great love for her family, her church family and many others. People loved her sweet smile. During their adult years they lived in seven states, following the construction of nuclear power plants and maintenance at Hanford.
Her love for the lord always led them to find a good bible based church to serve in and thus has many dear friends throughout the U.S. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her.
Viewing at Einans Funeral Home on January 5th from 2 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Richland Baptist Church on January 6th at 1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering or Evergreen Hospice Services, 12040 124th Ln. NE Kirkland, WA 98034.
YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN. WE LOVE YOU LOTS AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE AND SMILE. HERB TAKE CARE AND REMEMBER WE LOVE YOU…
LOVE YOU LOTS
GARY & JANA & BRITTANY DUNCAN
I am sorry for your loss, because Marguerite was a special lady. Her face alweays had a warm compassionate look with a gentle smile. It reminds me of that Mike Lowery song with the line “Mary, did you know when you kissed your baby you kissed the face of God?” So when you looked Marguerite in the face you saw the warm compassionate face of God. What a wonderful way to remember her!
My thoughts and prayers are with the Konkle family
in their bereavement.
What a wonderful lady, with such a beautiful smile and positive attitude. Our condolences to the family for their loss.
My thoughts are with the Konkle family. I remember Mrs. Konkle from my days in Benton City and being the mother of my friend and classmate Elaine. She was a fine christen woman.