Margaret Helen Barber

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Services for Margaret Helen Barber, 99, of Spirit Lake, will be held at 1 p.m., today, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at Warner Chapel of Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

Margie passed away on Aug. 24, 2007, at the Hilltop Care Center.

Margaret Helen "Margie" Barber, the daughter of William and Dora Valder Moyer, was born Aug. 18, 1908, in Tekamah, Neb. She attended school in Tekamah and graduated from high school in 1925. She also attended the VanZant School of Business in Omaha, Neb. Margie then worked as the deputy county clerk for Burt County in Nebraska.

On Dec. 7, 1930, Margie married Donald Gates Barber in Nebraska. Donald was part owner of the Megeath Stationery Co. in Omaha. They had three daughters: Jean, Suzanne and Bette. The family moved to Spencer in 1947. Margie worked as a bookkeeper for Bjornstad Drug Store in Spencer. She was a member of TTT and the First Congregational Church. Margie stayed in her own home until January 2002. At the age of 93, she moved to Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; one grandson, Eric Rhinehart; and one great-grandson, Thomas Boysen.

Margaret is survived by her three daughters: Jean Rhinehart and her husband, Richard of Sioux City, Suzanne Rollinson of Roseville, Calif., and Bette Benit and her husband, Gordon of Okoboji; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.