Margaret Mae McCarty

Margaret Mae McCarty, 79, of Louisiana, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020, at her home.

Services for Margaret were Friday, July 24, 2020 at noon at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Bro. Don Amelung officiating. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Mo.

Margaret was born on March 24, 1941 in Clarksville, Mo., to James Roy and Delores E. Nickelson Walker. She was joined in marriage on March 24, 1959, to Melvin Dale Hagen. He died earlier. She was married to Jim McCarty Jan. 29, 2003. He survives.

Margaret lived in Clarksville until the late 1970s when the family moved to Pleasant Hill, Ill. She returned to Clarksville in 1990, and later moved to Louisiana. Margaret was a member of the Second Baptist Church. Some of Margaret’s hobbies included cooking, reading the Bible, singing, and gardening. She loved to sing and also enjoyed canning produce. Some of her favorite memories would include yearly camping trips in Corpus Christi and Mission, Texas. She was fond of shopping, collecting angels, and she loved shoes! She looked forward to her weekly Bible study with her girlfriends. She loved her family beyond measure, and will be greatly missed by them and all who knew her.

Margaret is survived by her loving husband; sons, Shawn Hagen (Trana), and Donnie Hagen (Amy); daughter Cindy Church (Rick); step-daughters Marcia McCarty and Rebecca Franklin (Bill); 33 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers Earl Walker of Louisiana, Mo., Roy Don Walker of New London, Wis., James Walker of Washington, Roger Walker of Louisiana, Mo., Allan Walker of Louisiana, Mo., and Gary Walker; and sisters Lela Edwards of Clarksville, Mo., Mable Walker of Louisiana, Mo., Nellie Walker of Louisiana, Mo., and Susan Duncan of Louisiana, Mo.

Her daughters, Jeanette Martin and Debbie Sue Wincell; brothers, Joe Walker, Freddy Walker, and David Walker; sister Etta Motley; and grandson, Lonnie Church, all died earlier.

Pallbearers were Shawn Hagen, Donnie Hagen, Bennie Church, Billy Joe Church, Jimmy Church, and Samuel Franklin.

Honorary pallbearers were Ira Franklin, Isaac Franklin, Kiel Hagen, and Joseph Hagen.

Memorials may be made to Options For Women in Bowling Green or the American Cancer Society.

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