Margaret O. (Wescott) Ebert

Margaret Olive Ebert, age 84, of Clarion, passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2004, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM Monday, August 16, 2004, at the United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Ave NE, in Clarion with Pastor Don Morrison officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday, August 15, 2004, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Ewing Dugger Funeral Home, 602 N Main, in Clarion and continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.  Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Margaret was born on April 14, 1920 to George W. and Lillian Belle (Cruthers) Wescott in Bremer County, Iowa.  She grew up around the Sumner area and graduated from Sumner High School.  After graduation, Margaret attended Cornell College and Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls where she majored in music.  On November 11, 1943, Margaret was united in marriage to Wayne E. Ebert in Sumner, Iowa.

Margaret worked at the Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo and for the Wright County Monitor and Allen Printing in Clarion.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, served 3 years as president of UMW and sang in the Methodist Church Choir.  Margaret had an interest in patriotic and genealogical organizations; past regent of DAR, state level and also past state regent DAC, past state regent Daughters of Colonial Wars, past president of Colonial Dames 17th Century.  She also belonged to several other statewide organizations including Daughters of Founders and Patriots, Dames of the Court of Honor, New England Women, Mayflower Descendants and Descendants of Stukely Westcott.  Locally, Margaret was a Den Mother, Leader of Campfire Girls, a member of Eastern Star for over 60 years, 3C’s and past president of P.E.O.

Margaret always loved the outdoors, flowers, gardening and riding her favorite pony Buster.  She was an avid collector of angels and teddy bears, and was a big fan of football, basketball and baseball – She was an enthusiastic Cubs fan.  Margaret loved traveling, especially to visit her children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter.  God, country, family and home were most important in her life.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Barbara Johnson and her husband Jerry of Altoona, Pennsylvania; 2 sons, Greg Ebert and his wife Jane of Buffalo, New York and Randy Ebert of Melrose, Wisconsin; 7 grandchildren, Deborah, Christopher, Brian, Kacie, Eric, Jennifer and Kristina; one great-granddaughter, Hannah; and her niece and nephew, Lauren and George.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne, in 2001; and her brother, Stanley.


Date: Sunday, August 15, 2004
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Former Clarion Location
602 North Main Street, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Monday, August 16, 2004
Time: 10:30 am
Where: United Methodist Church – Clarion
201 3rd Avenue North East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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