Mrs. Margaret L. Wakefield

Mrs. Margaret L. Johnson Wakefield, age 92, of Madison, Indiana entered this life on June 16, 1924 in Scottsburg, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late, Clyde E. and Verna Thomas Johnson. She was raised in Scottsburg and was a 1943 graduate of Scottsburg High School. She then attended beauty school in Louisville, Kentucky and acquired her beautician’s license. On June 14, 1946 she was united in marriage to James Edward Wakefield in Edinburgh, Indiana. This happy union of nearly fifty one years was blessed with a son, James Michael and daughters, Janice and Linda. Margaret worked as a beautician for many years and had her own shop called Duchess Beauty Shop in her home. When she began working as a beautician she worked for Doc’s Beauty Shop in Scottsburg and had also worked at Zelma’s Beauty Shop in downtown Madison. She later enjoyed working at Rose’s Hat Shop and at Knoebel – Bird Clothing in downtown Madison. Margaret enjoyed visiting with others, socializing, dancing, traveling, being with her family, watching Madison Cubs and Indiana University Basketball. She was lovingly referred to by her close friends as “Shady”. She was a 72 year member of the Order of Eastern Star Scottsburg Chapter No. 107; Dorcas Circle of King’s Daughters and the Brooksburg Friendly Circle. Margaret was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in downtown Madison since 1946 where she belonged to the Maranatha and Anchor Sunday school classes and the Fern Gronseth Missionary Circle. Margaret also held membership in the American Baptist Women’s Ministry since 1951. She will be remembered for her faithfulness as a devoted friend with a beautiful smile and a twinkle in her eye. Margaret died on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 1:52 p.m. at the St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana.

Margaret will be missed by her loving daughters, Janice Bradley of Batesville, Indiana, Linda Hultman and her husband, Mike of Batesville, Indiana; her grandson, Jeffrey “Jeff” Hultman and his wife, Maggie of Noblesville, Indiana; her great grandson, Theodore Hultman of Noblesville, Indiana; her daughter in law, Linda Hertz Wakefield and her family of Madison, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde E. Johnson, died Jan. 17, 1975, her mother, Verna Thomas Johnson, died Dec. 1969, her husband, James Edward Wakefield, died May 6, 1997, her son, James Michael Wakefield, died June 19, 2009, her sisters, Mary Kimmick, Mabel Johnson, and Grace Marguerite Johnson, and her brothers, Alfred E., Robert, George Edgar, and James Earl Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., by Rev. Randy Crutchfield at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison, Indiana.

Friends may call Monday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison, IN