Margaret Conkle

Margaret Lillian Conkle, age 78, of Columbiana, Ohio passed away 1 JAN 2014 in Tacoma, WA of cancer.

Born 12 APR 1935 in Milwaukee, WI, she was married to Willis Glen Conkle (deceased) of Rogers, OH on 31 JAN 1958. She and Willis moved to Southern California in 1965 and resided in Tujunga, CA until 1989 when Willis retired and they moved back to Lisbon, OH.

Margaret was a Registered Nurse (RN) with licenses in multiple States. Her career culminated in the position as head Thoracic Floor Nurse at Granada Hills Hospital in CA. She maintained a lifelong involvement in local history and preservation groups and was well known for her genealogic research. She was also well known for her upbeat and outgoing personality, and her positive outlook on life.

She is survived by: her brother, Richard Shimek of Sunland, CA; her three sons Kevin (Steilacoom, WA), Richard (Flagstaff, AZ), and Michael (Burbank, CA); her daughter Renee Kaiser (Jackson, WI); seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

No services are planned.

Arrangements were handled by the New Tacoma Cemeteries and Funeral Home, University Place, Wash.; phone (253) 564-1311.