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 - Margarette Oliver Rathke Margarette Rathke was...
Margarette Oliver Rathke Margarette Rathke was born Sarah Margarette to John Irvin and Fannie Walker Oliver on October October 21, 1924 in Polk County, Texas. She passed away January 26,1998 in Huntsville. Margarette graduated from Livingston Livingston High School and Sam Houston State Teachers College with a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics. In. 1942, she met John Hilliard Rathke at Sam Houston State, and they married on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee where John was stationed in the Army Air Corp. She taught at the Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation Reservation School, where both her mother and father taught, as well Large Selection of FITZ & FLOYD Brad & Sue Williamson's ', FLOWER & GIFT ' 505 N. Valasco. Angleton <- 849-5792 • 265-7376 • 1-800-438-1379 Houis: Bam^pm Moi.-Stt Wt iccapt Moil Major Crwl Ctrds as the old Freeport High School in Freeport and Coakley Junior High School in Harlingen. In 1968, Margarette and John opened the Fabric Carousel in downtown Huntsville and she operated the store until she retired and sold the store in 1984. Margarette was an avid genealogist, genealogist, having published one family book, which is in the Salt Lake City LDS Family History Library and was working on three additional additional volumes. She was also a very accomplished seamstress, cook and gardener. She was a member of several organizations at the time of her death, including Daughters of the American Revolution Revolution of which she was the current current local Registrar, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, local Immediate Immediate Past President, Daughters of the American Colonists, local current Regent, the United Daughters Daughters of the Confederacy, local current current 2nd Vice President, and the Huntsville Genealogical Society. Other organizations in which she has participated were the Huntsville Huntsville Garden Club, the Huntsville Study Club and Eastern Star. Always Always central in her life was her church, where she volunteered in several capacities. Margarette was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Oliver, Sr.; her father-in-law, John Hampton Rathke, Sr.: and sister-in-law, Gwin Oliver. She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, John Hilliard Rathke, Jr. of Huntsville; daughter, daughter, Janice Pickett of Kaufman; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. David David and Pam Rathke of Huntsville; brother, John Irvin Oliver, Jr. of Pasadena; mother-in-law, Francis Marion Rathke of Huntsville; aunt, Ruby Thompson of Hallets- ville; grandson, James Henry of Waco and grandsons, Bryan and Benjamin Rathke of Huntsville. Services for Margarette Rathke will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at the First United Methodist Church in Huntsville. Services will be conducted conducted by Dr. Boyd Wagner and Reverend Frank Croley; music will be provided by Jay Whatley, organist. Pallbearers will be Henry Brown, Don McCabe, Dr. David Rathke, Dr. James Tarver and Richard Richard Wuensche, all of Huntsville, Bryan Cooney of Denver, Colorado, Colorado, Lou DeLellis of Harlingen, James Henry of Waco and Homer Thompson of Kaufman; Burial will follow immediately at Reeves Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to First United Methodist Church's Choir Scholarship Designated Designated Fund or Weekday Ministries Ministries for Children Designated Fund. Margaret was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. We will miss her tremendously, tremendously, but we are greatly improved improved and blessed by her life. We will cherish our memories of her always, and we take comfort in knowing that she is now truly in Paradise. Arrangements by Huntsville Funeral Home, (409) 295-6363. Carrie Bell Crosson grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; 40 great-great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver J. Crosson, Sr. on December 20,1976; daughter, daughter, Lois Helen Graeber, May 11, 1984; son, Alfred Melton CrosV on, April 26, 1990; and brothers, Frank, George and Jim Starks. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 1998, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev, Sam Starks, Rev. Wayne Neyland and Rev. M. J. Moore officiating. Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, A. J. Brumley, Danny Crosson, Lacy Fojtik, Harris Graeber, Roy Don Crosson and Jerrel Crosson. Honorary pallbearers will be the other grandchildren. Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas (409) 245^613. Susan Frances Gottschalk

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