Margaret H. Daggett, 99, of Kearney died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Mother Hull Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michelle Reed officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway at 10:30 Saturday, Jan. 15. The Rev. Roger Gillming will officiate at graveside. There will be no visitation.
Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church in Scottsbluff or Faith United Methodist Church in Kearney. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at osafh.com. O'Brien - Straatmann Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret was born April 7, 1911, in Lodi (Custer County) to Illa Raymond and May Elizabeth (Nichols) Mougey. March 28, 1959, she married Elmer O. Daggett of Scottsbluff in Kearney.
Margaret was the oldest of six children and was raised on the Mougey homestead located at Lodi (between Callaway and Oconto). During her high school years she lived with her grandparents in Kearney and graduated from Kearney High School in 1930. She attended the Normal School in Kearney. After school she taught at the Iowa School for the Deaf for 15 years. She then returned to Kearney and worked as a dental assistant at the Nebraska State Tuberculosis Hospital. When the hospital closed she worked at J.C. Penny's and George's Market.
During these years she was a member of Faith United Methodist Church where she served as Sunday school secretary, a member of the choir and education secretary of the Women's Society.
She moved to Scottsbluff with her husband in 1959, and resided there until 2001 when she returned to Kearney. While in Scottsbluff she was a volunteer with Hunts Acres and the Regional West Medical Center. She was active in Eastern Star (Bethel #10) and was an honorary member of Job's Daughters.
Gardening was one of her passions and each year she grew beautiful beds of roses and other flowers. She was a member of the Scottsbluff First Christian Church and enjoyed volunteering in many church activities. After moving to Kearney she again joined the Faith United Methodist Church. She was a life member of the Buffalo County Historical Society.
Survivors include her sisters Marian Wisch of Kearney, and Jean Russell of San Diego, Calif.; nieces, Sharon Mason of Kearney, Cynthia Marrow of Lincoln, Phyllis Day of Mackay, Idaho, Carole Annas of Castro Valley, Calif., Janine Stone and Liane Aigner of Montesano, Wash., and Margaret Treinen of Santa Rosa, Calif; nephews, Roger Wisch of Kearney, David Wisch of Lincoln, Vinton Mougey of Portland, Ore., Charles Mougey of North Platte, Philip Mougey of Montesano, Wash., Dennis Russell of San Diego, and numerous great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and three brothers.