Early on the morning of December 9, 2023, at the age of 90, Margaret Britain peacefully passed after a long, full, and happy life. In death, Margaret is reunited with Gary, her husband of 54 years, her parents, Alvin and Addie Harding, sisters Betty Sewell and Berniece Sieg, beloved aunts Alta Paquette and Lucille Burrow (and uncle Oren), brother-in-law Bill Sewell, and sisters-in-law, Harriet Ann Harding and Harriet J. "Trinket" Harding.
Margaret Harding was born in Ozawkie, Kansas, but spent her childhood primarily in North Topeka with her parents and five siblings. Margaret attended Curtis Junior High and graduated from Topeka High School in 1950. Married to Gary A. Britain Jr. in 1951 and driven by Gary's career, the couple lived in Hawaii, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Nebraska, and finally with Gary's retirement, back in Overland Park, Kansas, where they could spend more time with their granddaughters.
Throughout her life Margaret was proud of her work at various bookkeeping positions including Topeka State Bank, Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu, Bell Telephone, Hovland-Swanson and a women's clothing store, both in Lincoln, NE.
Margaret was devoted to creating a wonderful home for Gary and her sons. She always maintained close contact with her siblings and followed the lives of her numerous nieces and nephews and their children. She greatly enjoyed the time spent with her two granddaughters, and in her last years her two great-grandsons. Margaret will endure in the hearts of family and friends and will be dearly missed.
Margaret is survived by her two sons, Hugh of Overland Park, Kansas, and Scott and his wife Karla of Stilwell, Kansas, Granddaughters Taryn Willibey (Kyle) and Corey Praderio (Vince) and great-grandsons, Henry Praderio and Hudson Willibey, her brothers, Warren Harding and Eldon Harding, her sister Dorothy and brother-in-law Don Clawson.
Margaret chose to have her remains cremated. A family memorial service will be held for Margaret at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel in Overland Park, KS at noon on January 5, 2024. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation to KC Hospice House, or to Children's Mercy Hospital, both located in Kansas City, Missouri.