Margaret Ann Rierson
Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home
Margaret Ann Rierson, 76, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 1:01 a.m., Friday, September 6th, while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital. Margaret was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 2, 1937, a daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Quigley) and Anton Frank Diegelman.
Margaret attended the Seton Catholic Grade School and Seton Catholic High School, Baltimore, Maryland.
She was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church McPherson, Kansas where she was a member of the Altar Society and Legion of Mary. Margaret visited residents of local nursing homes, volunteered at the Lords Diner, and served her church in many other capacities through the years.
Margaret was a homemaker and retired from Sterling Drug as a group leader.
Margaret was a charter member of the McPherson County Food Bank and participated in many capacities through the years. She was also an adopted grandmother for the 6th grade St. Josephs Catholic School. Margaret enjoyed her family and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. She loved to take them to the park to feed the ducks. Margaret was a great cook and baker and loved sharing her goodies with family and friends. She enjoyed playing Bingo, Yahtzee, and other games. She kept up with this world of electronics and had adapted to the computer very well and even had a Facebook account.
Margaret A. Diegelman was united in marriage to Larry Dean Rierson on May 26, 1956 at Baltimore, Maryland. Larry died on October 17, 2005.
Surviving members of her family include -
Daughters: Theresa “Terry” Bettels and husband Carl, of Butler, Missouri
Anita Davison and husband Darren, of Hutchinson, Kansas
Sandra “Sandy” Huber and husband Norman, of McPherson, Kansas
Thirteen grandchildren: Amy Bettels-Malark and husband Darin
Jennifer Bettels-White and husband Matt
Amanda Bettels-Frye and husband John
Lisa Bettels and fiancé Landon Rymer
Brandy Bettels and fiancé Brandon Folsom
Steven Davison and wife Traci
Vivian “Vivi” White
Nieces: Mary Margaret Bayer and husband Dennis of Perry Hall, Maryland
Jane Diegelman, St. Louis, Missouri
Other relatives and a host of friends
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Larry Rierson; 2 brothers, Joseph "Joe" and Anthony "Frank" Diegelman; a sister, Mary Delano; a great-grandson, Austin Michael Malark, a nephew Randy Delano.
Friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 2 p.m. until 4 pm. at St. Josephs Catholic Church, McPherson.
Rosary will follow the visitation at 4:15 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Josephs Catholic Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2013 with Fr. Hien Nguyen officiating.
The final resting place will be at the Empire Cemetery Galva, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to St. Josephs Catholic School or McPherson County Food Bank and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas.
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