Maggie Gardner
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Maggie Gardner
  • March 2, 1916 - January 11, 2018
  • Hamilton, Texas

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Maggie Gardner, age 101, died January 11, 2018.

Services were held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton where she was a member. Burial followed at Shive Public Cemetery. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Maggie loved working with her hands as she crafted quilts together, cooking, and working in the lunchroom at Fairy ISD. She made hominy, lye soap, and the world's best rolls, helped Winford process hogs & canned garden vegetables. Every day at 3 PM, Maggie had to have a Dr. Pepper.

She was preceded in death by husband Winford Gardner; parents, Henry Alex and Cora Mae Rucker; sisters, Mamie Bullard, Ola Chambless, Rowena Gardner; and brother, Fielden Rucker.

She is survived by five children, Cleon Dempsey, Larry Gardner and wife, Jimmie, LaRue Barnett and husband, Don, Sandra Russell and husband, Sonny, and Randy Gardner and wife, Carla; sister Maxine Knelly; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 15 great- great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.