JOHNSON – Margaret Grace Josserand, 90, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital, Ulysses.
She was born May 31, 1923 to Grover Cleveland and Mildred Brown Miller in Syracuse.
She graduated from Manhattan High School.
She then pursued her education at Kansas State University.
She married Ivan Lee Josserand on July 22, 1945 in Syracuse.
The couple moved to Johnson Kansas, where they were actively involved in farming and ranching. .
She shared her faith through tireless good works, and unconditional acts of love, generosity, tolerance, and compassion. Margaret’s greatest joys were in the accomplishments and activities of her family and the many people in the community with whom she maintained ties.
As a member of the First United Methodist Church of Johnson, she served as a trustee, was President of United Methodist Women’s and taught Sunday School for many years.
She was a Brownie and Cub Scout leader, enjoying working with children.
She was involved in the planning and construction phases of the Stanton County Library and continued with service on the board of directors.
She also served on the board of directors for the Stanton County Community Concert Series, and the Learning Tree Preschool.
She was the City Clerk for the City of Johnson for 15 years.
Survivors include sons, Michael Wayne Josserand and wife Barbara, Castle Rock, Colo. and Patrick Lee Josserand and wife, Noreen, Johnson; daughter, Cynthia Ann Josserand and husband, Dean Franks, of Honolulu; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and brother in law, O.W. Josserand.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ivan, her parents and sister, Naomi Grissom.
• Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on March 7, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson with the Reverend Richard Fitzgerald presiding.
Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m., with family present from 6 to 8 p.m., on March 6, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Learning Tree Preschool of the First United Methodist Church of Johnson or the Stanton County Library in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.