She married Harvey Harper on April 15, 1939, at Walnut, Kan. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2003.
Margaret had worked as a clerk at Stroud's Grocery in Uniontown. She later retired from Foodtown in Fort Scott.
Margaret was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed taking care of her family.
She also enjoyed crocheting, cooking and helping her husband detail cars. Margaret looked forward to her daily visits with friends at the local coffee shop. She had attended the Life Point Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her son, James Harper, and wife, Sharon, Pittsburg, Kan.; five grandchildren; Jason Goodson and wife Staci, Pittsburg, Jamie Goodson, and wife Carmen, Argyle, Texas, Angie Hall and husband Kevin, Fort Scott, Tabatha Lane and husband Melvin, Fort Scott, and Amanda Harper, Grove, Okla.; 13 great-grandchildren, Grace, Sydney, Addison, Grey, Kayla, Josh, Braylon, Kenzie, Alec, Mayson, Sydnee, Lexi and Peyton. Also surviving is a sister, Ann Butler, Pittsburg, Kan.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ernest Harper; two brothers, Joe and Fred Wadsack; and three sisters, Frances Sands, Jane Kirby and Kathryn Hixon.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Sharing Bucket and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
To view Margaret's tribute video or to leave an online condolence, go to cheneywitt.com.