Margaret Luce age 96, mother of Jeannie Milligan passed from this earth on September 26. Margaret Lee Critser was born May 19, 1917, to Harvey A Critser and Emma Lou Garner Critser in Blackwell TX. The family moved to Hollis OK where she completed her Education at Hollis High School. Early in 1939 she met Frank Luce, a handsome young man from Wellington TX. They married on Sunday morning August 27, 1939 in her parents’ living room. They enjoyed 68 years of marriage until his death in 2007.
Margaret was a homemaker of the best kind. She was a talented seamstress and could make anything from winter coats to doll clothes to wedding dresses. She loved to knit and crochet and made many baby blankets for friends and family, and she would gladly teach anyone who wanted to learn. She really enjoyed cooking, excelling in pork roast, chocolate fudge at Christmas time and oh, what delicious dressing she made for the holidays.
Margaret and Frank ran a appliance/tv business, Luce Electric,in Hollis OK, until their retirement. They were able to take several trips to Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and to Europe. Places they had always hoped to go. After retirement they moved to Edmond OK to be near family. Margaret spent the last 11 years of her life in Edmond.
Margaret loved her Lord and was a devoted Christian all her life. She was an avid Bible student. She loved Bible Classes and was at worship services if the door was open.
Preceding her in death were her parents, sisters and brothers in law, Mary and Farney Harmon and Lorraine and Drue Davis, and her husband, Frank.
She is survived by her daughter, Jeannie Milligan, son in law, Mel Milligan, Grandson, Todd Milligan, his wife Misty, granddaughter Kari Magee, and husband Eddie, along with many nieces, nephews and good friends.
Private graveside at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond OK. Celebration of her life will be on Monday September 30th at 4:00 at Matthews Funeral Home.
Margaret loved flowers. She was not particular about kinds of flowers, however if you prefer, a donation in her name can be made to Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care, 501 E 15th St. Edmond, OK or the charity of your choice.