Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1937

= MARGARET BERLIN BEARD ABRAHAM, 82, was born on Oct. 14, 1919, in Ranger, TX & passed away June 24, 2002 near Rose Hill, KS, at her son's home, Burl Abraham. Her parents were Amos F. & Ida Stephens Beard. They moved through Kansas staying in Augusta from 1918- 1919 working in the oil fields, finally settling in Texas. They had four children Madge Velma Beard Jennison, Wilbur Roger Beard, Margaret Berlin Beard, & Betty Ruth Beard White (RHS-1944). Margaret graduated in the Ranger High School Class of 1937 at Ranger, TX. Following graduation, she attended Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in El Paso, TX, graduated in 1941. For a short time, she worked as a registered nurse in Sherman, TX. In Jan. of 1942, she married Elwyn Maple Abraham of Rosalia, KS in Ranger. For sometime during World War II, Margaret lived in Texas while her husband was overseas in the war. She lived in Kansas at rural Leon and Latham before moving to Wichita and later to Rose Hill where she passed away. They had eleven children of which nine are still living. She was an active member of the Church of Christ. She & Elwyn were volunteers at the Rose Hill Heritage Village Nursing Home from 1984-1996 and received awards for their service.