Margaret L. Wonder, 84, of Bloomfield, passed away at 10:27 a.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at Lyons Health & Living Center.
Born July 1, 1921 in Bloomfield, she was the daughter of Daniel Marion Axe and Nelle L. Baker Axe. On Jan. 14, 1939, she married Barton E. Wonder. He passed away on June 23, 1957.
She was a 1939 graduate of Bloomfield High School and earned her bachelor's degree in 1965 and later her master's degree in education from Indiana University. She was a retired school teacher, having spent 21 years teaching at Bloomfield Elementary School. She was a member of the First Christian Church and had served as the church organist and secretary for many years. She was also a member of the Bloomfield Chapter 538 Order of the Eastern Star, where she had served as its Worthy Matron, Delta Theta Tau, Rebekah Lodge, Past Matrons Club, and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include: her children, Daniel R. (Rhea Dawn) Wonder of Bloomfield, Jeffry L. Wonder of Greenwood, Darlene Fougerousse of Worthington, and Michael S. Wonder of Bloomfield; her brother Daniel (Enid) Axe of Bloomfield; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Barton, a son David B. Wonder on August 29, 1965, her great-granddaughter Chelsea Nicole Flake on January 1, 1994, her daughter-in-law Patricia A. Wonder on Feb. 20, 2001, and a son-in-law Thomas D. Fougerousse on July 5, 2002.
There will be an Eastern Star memorial service conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in the First Christian Church followed by services conducted by the Revs. David Wilde, Arlen Pope, Billy Ed Hostettler and John Matsel.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the hour of service in the church
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 120 Spring St., Bloomfield, Ind., 47424 or to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, PO Box 44210, 525 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46224-0210.
Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home, Terre Haute, is in charge of arrangements.
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