Margaret E. Wilmoth


Wilmoth, Margaret older picMargaret E. Wilmoth, age 96, Edmond, OK passed away on December 12, 2015. Margaret was the only child born to Ira and Gertrude Brightwell at “Chapman Ranch” at Mannsville, OK., on June 11, 1919. She worked for the Internal Revenue and was co-owner of Edmond Carpet Service.

She loved camping with her family and friends, traveling, swimming, fishing, beach combing at Padre Island, playing cards and activities with Church family. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and loved caring for others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Bennett Cathey, Wayne Wilmoth and Robert Sharp, daughter, Gaye Bryant, one grandchild, Don Gene Bryant, two son in laws, Donald Bryant and Larry Cone and numerous aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her daughters, Bobbie Cathey Barber Lopez and Cheryl Wilmoth Cone; grandchildren, Kevin & Denise Barber, Adam & Natalie Barber, Mark Cone, Steve & Kelly Cone, Michelle & Tim Landis, Norma Jeanne & Ray Wiyninger, Jan & Marty Cole, Brenda & Ron Rudolph and Keith & Tina Bryant. 22 Great-grandchildren and 14 Great Great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions be made to Saint Jude Hospital, Hope Center of Edmond or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the First Christian Church Chapel, Edmond, OK with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.


  1. SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES!! Wayne and Margaret Wilmoth had such a WARM, FUN home as a child growing up visiting Cheryl. I remember them both laughing alot and the JOY that prevailed! Even after Margaret’s memory was leaving her, I still enjoyed seeing her SMILING face. She was LOVED by MANY! I’m sure Wayne said to Margaret, “What took you so long?!”

    Maridale Hamilton Bitterfield

  2. Grandma,

    Thank you for the wonderful memories of childhood. Thanks for the delightful and thrilling Christmases. Thank you for providing the place for our families to gather and share joy and love. Thank you for the camping and not getting too mad when I hooked your ear with a fishing hook. Thank you for the love that you gave to all of us and our families through the years. Thank you for marrying Ben and making me before marrying Grandpa Wayne. And thank you for the box of 16 gifts for my bicentennial birthday. And thank you for marrying Grandpa Wayne. Together you brought us lots of love and laughter through my growing up.

    I love telling your story. You lived through the depression, went to school to learn to be a bookkeeper, worked for the IRS, worked as an aviation sheet metal mechanic and leader for Douglas Aircraft (now Tinker), all before joining Grandpa Wayne (who you met at Douglas) and starting Edmond Carpet Service, where you worked side by side with Grandpa doing the same work that he did for decades. You were one tough-as-nails woman.

    I love you and miss you, but it is time that you join Grandma and Grandpa Brightwell, Grandpa Ben, Grandpa Wayne, and Bob on the other side. Sometime when I am really paying attention, send me a sign. I’ll be watching for it.

    I love you!


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