Margaret Elizabeth (Pilkington) Fuhrman arrived in this world on May 30, 1963, the only child and “princess” to parents Willodean L. (King) and Omer Pilkington. They lived in Forest City, Missouri. Margaret graduated from South Holt High School in Oregon, Missouri in 1981.
On September 10, 2011, she was united in marriage to Chris A. Fuhrman at Rock Port United Methodist Church by Pastor Bruce Jeffries. The entire ceremony was lovingly put together by their closest friends who even picked the date deliberately (9-10-11) so Chris could remember – and he always did! The bond between Chris and Margaret was forged almost 20 years ago by a chance meeting at a church auction in Mound City, Missouri.
Margaret passed away May 31, 2016, less than a day after her 53rd birthday. Celebration of life memorial service for Margaret will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Rock Port United Methodist Church, Rock Port, Missouri. Service will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Jeffries.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mound City, Missouri. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Aunt Julia Pilkington and Uncle Grover Pilkington. Survivors include her husband Chris (Rock Port, Missouri) and sister-in-law Marlene (Paso Robles, California), “mom and dad” Janice and Ralph Phelps and an amazing host of dear friends across several counties.
Margaret was always genuinely interested in the people in her communities, both past and present, and attended numerous life events of countless individuals, from birthdays and graduations to funerals and attended most school functions. She was ‘everywhere’ checking on folks and their families as well as volunteering tirelessly, while being an exceptional caregiver and loving companion to her husband Chris. Her unique expressions and smile can be summed up as she was “quite a Margaret”.
Margaret was a member of the Rock Port United Methodist Church and sang in the chancel choir. She was secretary of the United Methodist Women’s Unit of the Rock Port United Methodist Church. She loved music, both hymns and country, and also expressed herself in baking, a variety of crafts, and applying brilliant combinations of colors in adult coloring books. While the mountain of books in her home attests to her love of reading, and the outpouring of love attests to the dedicated relationships she forged, her priority was always the Lord, in whose care she now resides.
Memorials may be directed to Margaret E. Fuhrman Memorial Fund. Services under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port ~ Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com