Margaret Ann Killingsworth
Oct 13, 1927 – Feb 24, 2022
Margaret Ann Killingsworth died Fe 24, 2022 at Lewiston Transitional Care of Cascadia.
Margaret was born to George and Lois VanBrocklin on Oct 13, 1927 at Leavenworth, WA. While attending Washington State College in Pullman, she met her roomate’s brother, John Killingsworth. They were married on June 28th, 1947 and too over farming operations from John’s folks, Matt and Lucinda Killingsworth on Kirby Mayview Road. They had 2 daughters—RuthAnn (Smith) and Elaine (Fouty).
Margaret was active in several Pomeroy organizations and groups—Pomeroy United Methodist Church, Philomathean Home Ec Club, Philomathean Garden Club and Grange. She actively participated in 4-H Club when the girls were members doing projects and demonstrations. She was Garfield county Extension Aide for 10 years. Margaret spent many hours in the garden and sewing room. Each year before school, she would get some Pendleton fabric and make a skirt or jumper for the girls. For several years she helped with Home Ec Club Fair Booth. She was appointed to the Hospital Board—enjoyed it and learned a lot, but did not campaign for another term.
After retiring and moving to town, Margaret took up golfing and riding her bicycle. As she and John got older, they transitioned to c\bridge and cribbage. She traveled with John to his various board meetings. They would take side trips to see places of interest and eventually did some international travel.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of nearly 60 years John, and her younger brother, Roger. She is survived by her daughters RuthAnn Smith (Richard) and Elaine Fouty, a sister, Georgina King of Pea ridge, Arkansas and some nieces and nephews.
No service will be held at this time. Margaret will be interred in Pomeroy City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pomeroy United Methodist Church, Car of Wayne Fitsimmons, 1566 Hwy 12 E, Pomeroy, WA 99347, Pomeroy Senior Center, PO Box 23, Pomeroy, WA 99347 or Garfield Co Ambulance Fund, PO Box 69, Pomeroy, WA 99347