Mrs. Margaret Faye Cumings of Harrisonville, Mo., was born on March 24, 1919 in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Earl Nelson and Minnie Faye Winters Fritz. Her mother passed away after giving birth to Margaret and was raised by her grandparents, David and Effie Fritz in Aberdeen, S.D. She departed this life on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 22 days.
On Aug. 30, 1941, Margaret was united in marriage to Charles A. Kranhold and later married Kenneth O. Cumings on July 11, 1944, in Girard.
Margaret was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the BPW and American Legion Auxiliary all of Harrisonville. She had moved to Sacramento, Calif., where her first husband, Charles, was killed in an accident on Dec. 25, 1941. Margaret moved to Chanute to be near her family and where she gave birth to her son, Charles, in June of 1942. She had attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, S.D., and received a degree in Elementary Education. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren, playing cards and bingo. Margaret had lived in Chanute until moving to Harrisonville in 1995.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Earl Nelson Fritz, who passed away in 1996 but not before celebrating his 100th birthday along with his twin brother, Merle Fritz. Her first husband, Charles, her second husband, Kenneth O. Cumings on Dec. 30, 2004.
Margaret is survived by a son, Charles E. Cumings and wife Janice, Harrisonville, Mo.; two daughters, Linda K. Baker, Harrisonville, Mo., and Eileen Stuart and husband Kent, Linwood; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the chapel. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. March 19, 2010, at the Neosho County Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Midwest. To send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri 816-884-6244.