Margaret Louise Arthur Firkins, daughter of Nina Louise and Stephen J. Arthur, was born in Hannibal, MO, on September 30, 1923. She passed to her eternal glory on November 18, 2017 while a resident at Kansas Christian Home.
Margaret grew up in the Fairmount area of Kansas City, MO, attending the Carlisle Elementary School, and graduating from Northeast High School. She made her profession of faith and was baptized into the Lord on October 20, 1940, in the Fairmount Christian Church.
Margaret was active in her church and youth group and married her childhood sweetheart, Lynn W. Firkins, on March 6, 1942. After World War ll, they entered the Ministry of our Lord, serving churches in the state of Kansas for over 40 years in Soldier, Circleville, LeRoy, Troy, Marysville, Edwardsville, and Greensburg. Margaret took college courses to help prepare her as a helpmate to Lynn. She served in many capacities; in Christian Women’s Fellowship, Sunday School Teacher, singing in the choir, youth director, and church secretary. She was active in PTA, Scouting, was chairman of T.B. Association of Doniphan County, a volunteer for Cancer & Heart Association, and served as Manager of the Care and Share store for the Ministerial Alliance in Greensburg, KS. After retirement, she resided on the Kansas Christian Home Campus for 30 years and became an active Volunteer at the Home and the Newton First Christian Church.
She leaves to mourn her passing and her victory in Christ: her daughter, Linda C. Dillenback and husband Harold of Corrales, NM; one son, Stephen W. Firkins and wife Kammeron of Newton, KS; and her daughter, Ann V. Mayfield, of Bixby, OK, 7 grandchildren; Eric, Zachary, Stephanie, JaLynn, Christine, Matthew, and Scott; as well as 11 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Family will be holding private services and interment in Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.
A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held Sunday, November, 26th, 2:00p.m. at the Newton First Christian Church.
Memorials are suggested to either the Kansas Christian Home or the Newton First Christian Church, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.