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Linn County News

Published March 8, 2023


Margaret Ellen McRae, age 91, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Monday, March 6, 2023. She was born on Jan. 30, 1932, near Drexel, Mo., the daughter of Richard Allen and Florence May (Moyer) Hatch. She was united in marriage to Leo D. McRae on Feb. 25, 1950. He preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 2016.

Together, Leo and Maggie operated the Mangold Funeral Home for many years. She was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church and served as treasurer, as well as other offices. She was the last living member of the Zeta Zeta Library Club and the last charter member of the Canasta Club. Maggie loved flowers and making flower arrangements. Some of the many hobbies she enjoyed included painting China and ceramics, quilting, leather work, and upholstering.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law Joe Fleming; four brothers, John, Eugene, Harold, and Dale Hatch; and four sisters, Allene Terrell, Eula Akers, Vivian Sickman, and Carol Hatch. 

Margaret is survived by a son, Rick McRae (Sue); a daughter, Vicky Fleming; and a sister, Jean Hodge. Her grandchildren were the light of her smile. She had two grandsons, Eric (Tally) and John Jake Fleming (Cambria); seven great-grandchildren, Paige and Cale Fleming, Megan and Jenna Stover, Meghan, Allison, and Bryan Butler; and one great-great-grandchild, Brynnley Bauer.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Calvary Baptist Church, La Cygne, Kan. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

Contributions are suggested to the Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kan. 66040. Online condolences can be left at





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