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Obituary for Margaret Eilene Gifford

Margaret Eilene  Gifford
Margaret Eilene Gifford, 92, passed away Aug. 25, 2015 at Cedar Lake Village, Olathe, KS. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Tue., Sept. 1, 2015 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Burial follows at Edgerton Cemetery. Visitation at 10:00 am before the service also at the funeral home. Memorial contri-butions may be made to the Cedar Lake Village “Memory Unit.” Condolences may be left at

Margaret was born June 17, 1923 in Kansas City, MO to Edwin Percy and Edith Jane (Steele) Allen. She grew up in many Kansas towns as her father worked for Phillips Petroleum on pipelines. Margaret’s family moved to Edgerton where she graduated from high school. After graduation she attended secretarial school. During WWII she worked at the Sunflower Ordinance in De Soto. She married Eugene Edwin Gifford on July 9, 1945 in Kansas City, KS. They moved to Olathe in 1965. Margaret was the personal secretary for Johnson County Sheriff Fred Allenbrand for nineteen years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Margaret loved dancing, visiting with and attending her grandchildren’s activities and traveled all over the United States with favorite friends, the Fosters. She was an avid KU basketball fan. Margaret will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Sarah Harbour Shultz. Margaret is survived by Gene, her loving husband of 70 years; son, Michael and wife Pamela Gifford, Olathe, KS; daughter, Jeanne and husband Richard Staker, Kansas City, MO; sisters: Irene Davis, Kimberling City, MO and Evelyn Ellsworth, Olathe, KS; 6 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
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