Margaret Anna (Conrad) Beardslee, 103

Published 3:53pm Thursday, April 4, 2013

Born: March 10, 1910

Died: April 2, 2013

Margaret Anna (Conrad) Beardslee, 103, of Apple Valley, Minn., and previously of Niles, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

Margaret was born on March 10, 1910 to the late William J. and Margaret (Nieb) Conrad in Buchanan, Mich.

After completing high school Margaret went on to work for Simplicity Pattern Company as a secretary in their corporate offices. On May 9, 1937 Margaret wed the love of her life, Howard E. Beardslee. Together they raised two daughters.  She was a lifelong member of the Community Grange in Niles where she played the piano for over 70 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Margaret, her husband Howard and her sister Mabel Sumption.

Margaret is survived by her two daughters Mary (Art) Gilmore of Cool Valley, Ill., and Kathryn (Arnold) Proff of Apple Valley, Minn., six grandchildren Phil Gilmore, Ruth Ann (Tom Burke) Gilmore, Jennifer Gilmore, Tom Gilmore, Mark (Anne Marie) Proff and Cynthia (Jeff) Wood and several great grandchildren.

A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles where her funeral service will also be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with a time of visitation one-hour prior.  Margaret will be laid to rest next to her husband at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Niles.

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