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Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamar United Methodist Church, for Margaret J. Dermott, 84, a life-long resident of Lamar, who died March 21, 2011, at Grace Living Center in Tulsa OK.  Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery.  Visitation will be held between 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Lamar United Methodist Church.


 She is survived by one sister, Marian Johnson, Pittsburg KS; two daughters, Carol and Dennis Jeffries, Cedar Rapids IA and Joyce Maggi, Portland ME; and one son, Dale and Janet Dermott, Lamar MO; 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.


 Preceding her in death were six brothers, Allen Hurst, Clifford Hurst, Winifred Hurst, Phillip Hurst, Gordon Hurst and Robert Hurst.


 Margaret Dermott was born March 13, 1927, to Merritt and Beryl Hurst, in Lamar MO.  She graduated from Lamar High School in 1945 and completed RN training at Kansas City General Hospital in 1948.  She worked as a clinical and surgical nurse with Dr. Alvin R. Cain in Lamar, for 41 years.  She was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church.


 She married Calvin Dermott on June 6, 1948, who died in August 7, 1994.


#10 Buck Butte, State of Jefferson USAMerritt Hurst 2011-06-28 17:02
I will always cheerish the many Bible studies with myt Aunt Margaret. Our long talks via the phone helped me become more balanced in my work for the Lord. I miss her very much, one day we will walk the capital city streets of gold "New Jerusalem" together, singing and laughter filling our hearts in our Lord Jesus Christ.
My thoughts and prayers go out to my cousins: Carol, Joyce and Dale

Love in Christ always,
Merritt Hurst
#9 St Louis, MOJason Wimer 2011-03-29 06:06
Jeffries Family,

My condolences and sincere sympathy. Margaret always brought a smile to whoever she was around, and now she can look down and continue to make us smile.
#8 Alan Washburn 2011-03-24 19:28
I read about Margaret this evening (Thursday) in the Democrat. Our sympathy to the family and friends. Mom always talked about Margaret's playing the trumpet on top of the standpipe on Truman (about 400 block)(with Mom's help of course) when they were adventurous, not necessarily a news maker back then, but would have probably made Facebook today.
Sometimes it is interesting to look at some fun things they both did too.
Our prayers go out to you all
#7 Lamar, MOLee & Marguerite Buzzard 2011-03-24 09:08
Dear Janet & Dale

Sorry to hear about your Mother passing away. Our hearts go out to you.

Love in Friendship
Lee & Marguerite
#6 Mesa, AZRejeana Zinn Barker 2011-03-23 22:14
Carol, Dennis, and Family,
My condolences and sincere sympathy. I pray God will give you peace and comfort during your time of grieving. Even in the sorrow of your loss, I pray that cherished memories will bring smiles.
#5 Overland Park, KSMichelle Patton Magee 2011-03-23 20:41
Sorry to hear about your mother. My first thought of her was her walking down Gulf either going to or comeing home from work. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
#4 Oxford, IARandy, Teresa & Creed Harker 2011-03-23 11:23
Our thoughts and prayer are with you Carol, Dennis and the entire family. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you and we all know what she is doing right now!! Love you all!!
#3 Lamar, MODr. And Mrs. Thomas W. Carroll 2011-03-22 16:57
We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. Your mother devoted her life as a nurse to the health and healing of others and we will miss seeing her walk around the neighborhood.
#2 Ithaca NYDale/Janett Dermott 2011-03-22 09:04
Margret is at peace now with her Lord and Calvin. I know you will miss her-at odd times when you least expect it you will be reminded of the wonderful person that she was and her Love for you. May you also find smiles in the many pleasant memories you shared over the years.
My sympathies are with you both at this time God Bless and comfort you Dale/Jane
Judy Johnston
#1 Mesa, Az.Paul and Bev Floden 2011-03-22 07:06
Our most sincere condolences in the loss of Margaret Dermott.
We are the grandparents of Josie and Dustin Jeffries.

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