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Obituary - Margaret Marie Maggart

Margaret Marie Maggart

April 6, 1946 - January 20, 2024

Margaret Marie Maggart was born April 6, 1946, in Springfield, and departed this life January 20, 2024, with her loved ones by her side in Springfield at the age of 77. Margaret was born to Virgil and Margaret (Gowen) Prough, and was the youngest of five children.

Margaret married the love of her life, Sam, in Lamar February 14, 1981, and spent the next 42 years of her life with him.

Margaret had six children of her own whom she loved dearly: Larry, Rhonda, Michael, David, Robert, and Christopher.

Between being a very busy mother, wife, and grandmother, she was quite the businesswoman. She was a barber for about 10 years. She was also a realtor for many years, working for Filbeck Realty in Lamar and Century 21 in Pueblo Colorado. She was a very successful business owner of The Booze Palace, The Sports Page Bar & Grill, and Maggart Contracting.

Margaret enjoyed many things in life such as gardening, sewing, and decorating to name a few. She had quite the artistic eye for design; you could even say she was a very neat, meticulous person.

Later in life, she went back home to Springfield, where she enjoyed spending time in the back yard gazing at all the flowers and watching the birds and butterflies.

She loved her family and her dog “Big Boy.” When family was around, you would see her smiling from ear to ear.   She adored watching her grandkids and great grandkids grow. Nothing in this world meant more to her than her family.

In 2018, Margaret was diagnosed with lung cancer. She battled her cancer with chemotherapy and radiation, but she didn’t give up. She was a strong-willed woman who looked at life in her own way.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Prough and Margaret Casper; brother, Vernon; and sisters, Vera and Lola.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Sam Maggart of the family home; children, Larry Jay (Stephen) Mason of Syracuse, Kansas, Rhonda (Justin) Neal of Springfield, Michael Mason of Albuquerque, New Mexico, David (Candy) Mason of Springfield, Robert (Samantha) Mason of Springfield, and Christopher (Leslie) Maggart of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and a host of friend.

Per Margaret’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baca County Hospice, either direct or in care of the funeral home office.

Arrangements were under the direction of Peacock Funeral Home.