Margaret “Marty” A. McElgunn, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.
She was born February 24, 1936 on the family farm in Meade County, the daughter of Louis Alva and Nelle Mae Lawson Bradley. She was a lifetime area resident and a graduate of St. Mary of the Plains High School in Dodge City. She was a Certified Professional Insurance Woman and worked in insurance claims for 25 years and later was the bookkeeper for Trent’s Sheet Metal in Dodge City, retiring in 2010.
She was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Altar Society, both in Dodge City.
On January 4, 1958, she married Richard J. “Mac” McElgunn at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Dodge City. He preceded her in death on August 1, 2000.
Survivors include a son, Louis “Lou” McElgunn, Dodge City; two daughters, Mary Trent and husband Wes, Dodge City, and Johnna Lambert and husband Chris, Palco, Kan.; a brother, Joe Bradley, Fowler; two sisters, Judy Post, Dodge City, and Mary Helen Soba, Fowler; a brother-in-law, Francis McElgunn and wife Peggy, Shawnee, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Kathleen McElgunn, Dodge City; seven grandchildren, Zach McElgunn, Morgan McElgunn, Jessie Trent, Cole Trent, Lauren Lambert, Marissa Lambert and Taylor Lambert; one great-grandson, Cayden McElgunn; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Lawrence Joseph McElgunn; a brother, Richard “Dick” Bradley; and a sister, Jean Waters.
Vigil Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 901 Central Ave., Dodge City, with Fr. Ted A. Skalsky presiding. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Chapel. There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place. Private family burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of the Prairie or the Ford County Humane Society both in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.