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Obituaries

Obituaries

Margaret Sturgis Hoecker 1909 - 2006

No services are planned for Margaret Sturgis Hoecker, 97, Lawrence. Inurnment will be at a later date in Independence, Mo.Mrs. Hoecker died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.She was born July 10, 1909, in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Joseph Richard and Margaret Hildreth Sturgis. She graduated from Independence High School, Kansas City Junior College and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Kansas University in 1932. She was a resident of Lawrence since 1946.Mrs. Hoecker taught school in the Independence, Mo., school system from 1932 to 1935. She was a homemaker the rest of her life. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Lawrence. She was also a member of the Women's Rifle Team, and served on the cabinet of the Y.W.C.A., both at Kansas University. She was also a member of the Zodiac Club and the White Masque Theater Group in Independence, Mo.She married Frank Hoecker on June 13, 1935, in Independence, Mo. He died in 1987.Survivors include a daughter.The family suggests memorials to Community of Christ Church, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.