Margaret Gaughan, 90; Davenport Native Had Ties To Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret Gaughan, 90;

Davenport Native Had Ties To Oneonta

Margaret Gaughan

MORRIS – Margaret B. Gaughan, 90, a long-time resident of Morris passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2017, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.

She was a member of the Sgt. Elbert N. Patten Auxiliary VFW Post 1206 in Oneonta.

Margaret was born the daughter of Bert G. Butler and Dora (Schulz) Butler on Sept. 3, 1926, in Davenport.

Margaret married Donald Gaughan on June 12, 1948, in Gilbertsville. She lived in Morris where she was a homemaker.

Margaret is survived by her loving family; two daughters Susan (Ronald) Rowe, Mary (Robert) Myers and son-in-law James Browning; grandchildren Geri Lee (Kevin) Rodda, Gwendolyn Browning (Butch Faulkner), Donald Rowe (Michelle Nolan), Jesse and Michael Myers; great grandchildren Alexandria, Tim Jr., and Matthew Grow, Justin and Joe Rodda; her sister Betty Goodspeed; sisters in law Dorothea Knickerbocker, Lorena Steward, Evelyn Butler, Annie Butler and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Donald; her daughter Donna Browning; her five brothers Louis, Ralph, Earl, Donald, and Richard Butler and her sister in law Lorena Bowers.

Calling hours are 2-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.  The funeral will follow at 3 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Oneonta Plains Cemetery in the spring, at the convenience of the family.


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