Margaret Marie Sherlock
Margaret Marie Sherlock, 86, of Blaine, Kansas, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. She moved to Atchison in 2009 to be with her family, prior to that she was a life-long resident of Blaine.
Margaret was born June 23, 1925, in Blaine, Kansas, the daughter of R.J. and Bridget Hudson Minihan. She attended local schools and graduated in 1944 from Blaine Rural High School.
She married James E. “Ed” Sherlock on April 2, 1945, in Blaine. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1984.
Margaret was a farmwife and homemaker. She and Ed ran the family farm north of Blaine. She was a member of St. Columbkille’s Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Onaga T.O.P.S., the Shamrock EHU, the Blaine Senior Citizens and the Blaine Alumni Association. Margaret loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed tending her flowers and traveling. She was especially proud of meeting Pope John Paul II and shaking his hand.
Margaret is survived by her daughters, Darlene DuLac and her husband, Charles, Atchison and Dorothy Schooler and her husband, Mark, Blaine; her sisters, Catherine Miller, Topeka and Veronica Greishaber and her husband, Carl, St. Marys; grandchildren, Todd DuLac, Tim DuLac, Deann Hazen, Ashley Schooler, Courtney Schooler and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Delores Hazen, in 1975, and her siblings, Johnny Minihan, Jim Minihan, Robert Minihan and Marcella Pettengill.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012, at St. Columbkille’s Catholic Church in Blaine. Father Patrick Sullivan will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Sherlock will lie-in-state on Friday, at the church, starting at 4:00 p.m. where the family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Rosary prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers they suggest memorial contributions to the St. Columbkille’s Building Fund and those may be sent in care of Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton. Online condolences may be made at http://www.campanellafuneral.com/.