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Margie Jean Fangman Mickels - November 17, 2013


Margie Jean Fangman Mickels, 87, of Pilot Grove, Mo., passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Katy Manor Nursing Home in Pilot Grove.
She was born Feb. 16, 1926 in St. Charles, Mo. to John E. and Clara (Eddington) Dyer, who preceded her in death. Margie has two older sisters, Dorris Boedeker of Hillsboro, Ill. and Bernadine Ray of Alton, Ill.
She married Lawrence “Larry” Fangman in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1975. They had three children, Roger C. and wife RaeLene Fangman of Blackwater, Mo., John L. Fangman of Pilot Grove and Carol and husband Jim Stockwell of Bunceton, Mo.
Margie received her Registered Nursing Degree from the Lutheran School of Nursing in February of 1946. They moved to Boonville, Mo. in 1966 where she worked at the St. Joseph Hospital for several years and the Training School for boys in Boonville until it closed. She finished her 65 years of nursing at Katy Manor Nursing Home where she retired in 2011.
She married Ray Gene Mickels on Jan. 9, 1982 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lone Elm, Mo., where she was a member. Margie and Ray moved to Pilot Grove shortly after their marriage. In this union Margie gained three step-children, Brian Mickels of Brule, Neb., Kathy Mickels of Lincoln, Neb. and Steven and wife Cindy Mickels of Goochland, Va. Mr. Mickels preceded her in death in 2007.
Margie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Roger “Larry” and wife Donna Fangman, Carolyn and husband Todd Coates, Timothy Ray Fangman, Stacy and husband Bradley Dougan, Pamela and husband David Jenry-Arth, Joseph Stockwell, Kasey, Kylie and Katie Mickels. She also had four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Stacia, Alex and Aubree.
Her Lutheran faith was an important part of her life and helped her through many obstacles and hardships, even in the last moments of her life.
Margie also enjoyed spending time with friends doing projects for different organizations, including Pilot Grove American Legion Auxiliary, 40&8 of Sedalia, The Ladies Group of Pilot Grove and many different bowling leagues.
Services were held Oct. 1, 2013 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lone Elm with Rev. Paul Weisenborn and Rev. Louis Griser officiating.
Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Lone Elm.
Meisenheimer Funeral Chapel of Pilot Grove was in charge of arrangements.