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Margaret L. (Bennett) Skraback - January 31, 2013

Margaret L. (Bennett) Skraback, 74, of North Platte, Neb. passed away Jan. 23, 2013 at her home with her family. She was born April 20, 1938 to Arthur O. and Rose M. (Hastings) Bennett at Southwest City, Mo., then her family moved to Grant, Neb., where she graduated from Grant High School. She attended and graduated from McCook Community College in McCook, Neb.
On Dec. 29, 1957, she was united in marriage to Roy F. Skraback, the love of her life. They lived and raised their family in Trenton, Neb., celebrating 40 wonderful years together.
Margaret was employed in various occupations, including housekeeping/laundry at the nursing home, head cook at the Trenton Public Schools, and dispatcher/jailer for Hitchcock County for 20 years.
Roy passed away on June 25, 1998, then Margaret retired in February of 1999 when she moved to North Platte with her daughter’s family. Margaret received a liver transplant two days before her youngest grandson was born. She enjoyed spending time with and watching her grandsons grow and become the fine young men they are today.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W while in Trenton. She continued in the Piecemakers Quilters Guild in McCook, where she traveled to attend monthly. She shared her love of stamps with her son, David and joined the North Platte Stamp Club after moving here.
She was a member of the R.S.V.P. in North Platte since 2000, where she volunteered for the senior center, Red Cross, Thrift Center, Lincoln County Museum and The Bulletin. She loved quilting, her stamps, spending time with her flowers in the garden and always had a good book by her side.
She is survived by her daughter, Teresa and husband Steve Norman; two grandsons, Greggory David and Grant Franklin Norman all of North Platte; sisters, Leona Bennett of Dallas, Texas, Joan and husband Harold Harlow of Conifer, Colo. and Beverly Bennett of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Charles Bennett of Oklahoma; also several sisters-in-law, Esther Steinke of McCook, LaVeda Moses of Santa Anna, Calif., Alberta Anderson, Reno, Nev. and Gracie and husband Jim Hockman of Boulder, Colo.; and daughter-in-law, Shirley and husband Cliff Maris Skraback Riener and her three children, Sheila, Tyler and Bethany, whom she always remained close with and loved dearly.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; a son, David; and a brother, Lyle.
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Memorials are suggested to her grandson’s college education.
Funeral services were held Jan. 28, 2013 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte.
Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook.