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EL DORADO TIMES, 17 April 2000
Obituary of MARGARET LUCILLE (WATSON) GERDES
Margaret Lucille (Watson) Gerdes, 83, of Cheney, formerly of rural Latham, died Saturday, April 15, 2000. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 
at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel in Wichita. Interment will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

She was born on a farm near Latham to Chauncey and Gladys (Thompson) Watson. She moved to Tucson, Ariz. in the fall of 1953 and married Lester M. Gerdes on Nov. 4, 1953. They later moved to Seattle. He preceded her in death in 1984.

She graduated from Latham High School and moved to Wichita in 1934 where she worked for Service Foundry. She attended and graduated from Wichita Business College. She was a secretary for Boeing of Wichita and Seattle.

She is survived by a brother, Winfred E. "Winnie" Watson and his wife Arverna of Wichita; sister, Bonnie Jean Morris and husband, Walter of Goodman, Mo.; 
sister-in-law, Ernestine Watson of Salina; six nephews and two nieces.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Dale.
Transcribed and Contributed by Jan Reading


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