Margaret J. Wilkinson, 85

PHOENIX, NY – Margaret  J. Wilkinson, 85, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Friday August 2, 2013.

She was  born in Fulton, NY, to her late parents, Margaret E. (Ludington) and Carl E. Morehouse on August 18, 1927.

Margaret was a cafeteria manage for Phoenix Central Schools.

She completed 22 years service.

Margaret spent most of her life in Phoenix.

She belonged to the First Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star 172, Phoenix, the Phoenix Fancy Hats, Phoenix Nutrition Site, Phoenix Senior Citizens, the O.C.V.I. in Oswego, and the Pioneer Horseshoe Club, Syracuse.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Harlan F. “Harky” Wilkinson, on April 30, 2005; her twin sister, Marjorie J. Schenck, on Sept. 19, 2003.

Surviving are her children, David H. Wilkinson (Helen Mensinger) of Wayland, NY, Dale A. (Sharon) Wilkinson of Pennellville and Margaret R. (Rod) Sayles of Phoenix; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday August 6, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a brief O. E. S. #172 service at 7 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

On Wednesday, a 10 a.m. funeral service in the First Baptist Church, at 16 County Route 57A, Phoenix, with Pastor J. Scott McElyea officiating.

Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners, NY.

Contributions in Margaret’s memory to: Phoenix Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O.Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.