Margie "Granny" Baggs, age 89, of Lamar, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

     Margie was born January 20, 1922  Kansas City, Missouri, one of the eight children of  William & Eva (Duckett) Dinwiddie.  On September 1, 1938, at Carthage, Missouri, Margie married Dorwin "Buster" Baggs and he preceded her in death June 13, 1983.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; a sister; three daughters, Bonnie Lee, Karen Baggs, and Carol Inman; her son, Dale Baggs; two grandsons; an infant granddaughter; a granddaughter-in-law; and a great-granddaughter.

     Survivors include a son, Larry Baggs, Symerna, Tennessee; two daughters, Barbara Clark, Tucson, Arizona and Dianna & husband Hubert Markley, Lamar; a sister, Norma Hanna, Visalia, California; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a large extended family.

     Margie's life revolved around her family and she enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.  She was a wonderful cook and gardener who enjoyed quilting and crochet.  She was a natural care-giver and had worked at Chastain's Nursing Home for seven years.

     A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21st at Morehead Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#9 Lamar, MOBarb Thrasher 2011-06-28 09:08
Diane and Larry,

So sorry for your loss.

Barb (Lathrop) Thrasher
#8 Lamar, Mo.Kristy Runion 2011-06-20 22:30
Baggs Family,
I had the privilege of meeting Margie 6 months ago when I began working for Truman Healthcare. It was a joy to care for her and get to know her. Such a dear sweet Lady! Margie was always ready with a sweet smile, a quick wit, and a warm sincere hug. Will miss her greatly and look forward to seeing her again in Heaven!
#7 Liberal, MissouriMaria Kavanagh 2011-06-20 12:26
Sorry I can't be there for you and your family Dianne but my thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. If you need anything just holler sis. LOVE YOU!!!
#6 TERRI BRAKER 2011-06-20 06:36
Hugs and prayers to you, I know your "Granny" was an important part of your life. She is in heaven with your dad now and they are both watching over you.
#5 Lamar MissouriTeressa Melvin 2011-06-20 04:52
Diane and family, my deepest sympathy to you, Margie is in a much better place and has had a reunion with all her loved ones and can hear a drop of a pin and walks high and proud, she hurts no more, she was a true blessing to care for and alway had a smile even when she couldnt understand. She had a full an accomplished life, and was truely Blessed.
#4 Lamar MoBetty Sparks 2011-06-19 20:27
I took care of Granny for a while in the nursing home. She was a very sweet lady and she always had smile for you. She will be greatly missed.
#3 Garland, TexasAlan Creel 2011-06-19 19:39
I was so happy to see & speak with Aunt Margie at our cousin reunion last summer. She was a lovely lady and will be missed!
#2 kansas city,motommi 2011-06-19 15:58
My granny was the best granny a grandkid could know. I spend time with her hearing stories of her life. I will always miss my granny. Love you granny
#1 Visalia, CaJane Shields 2011-06-19 15:10
To my cousins far away I want you to know that I loved my Aunt Margie. When mom and I would come the 3 of us would sit and talk for hours. That was a very special time for me and for mom, they acted like school kids, and just laugh, one story let to another.
I know she is a better place no more pain,sorrow,tears.
I loved her dearly, and I love all of you. janie

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