Margaret Anna (Conrad) Beardslee, 103Published 4:09pm Sunday, April 14, 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.
After completing high school, Margaret went to work for Simplicity Pattern Company as a secretary In the 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 more than 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 was held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles where her funeral service also was 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.