Margaret Louise Koerber, 81, of Kansas City, Missouri, was born Tuesday, September 4, 1928 in Strasburg, Missouri, the daughter of Frank Samuel and Willard Josephine (Brain) Norton. She departed this life Friday, June 11, 2010 at her home.
On April 23, 1949, Margaret was united in marriage to George Martin Koerber in Kansas City, Missouri. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1993.
Louise was a Cafeteria Manager for the North Kansas City School District, retiring in 1994. She was a faithful and active member of the Gashland United Methodist Church.
Louise will always be remembered as one of the kindest, most compassionate and generous, loving and supportive, energetic, independent... but stubborn people you could ever meet.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers Robert Norton and Willard S. Norton; 2 sisters Helen Norton & Frances Thurman.
She is survived by the family that she dearly loved; two sons, George N. Koerber of Mt. Vernon, Washington and Frank M. Koerber of Bellevue, Washington; two daughters, Patricia A. (Terry) Carter of Kearney, Missouri, and Nancy J. (Patti Claxton) Koerber of Gladstone, Missouri; five grandchildren Terrill Carter, Ryan (Jenni) Carter, Justina Carter (fiance Derick Barnes), Kasey Koerber and Corey Koerber,; two great-grandchildren, Dailee and Cash ; one brother Frank R. Norton of Santa Ana, California; two sisters Eleanor Groll of Greenwood, Missouri, and Inez Fredrickson of Harrisonville, Missouri; other relatives and many wonderful friends.
A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the funeral home. Pastor Paul Lanning of the Gashland Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Terrill Carter, Ryan Carter, John Church, William Groll, Kasey Koerber, and Dan Norton. Honorary casket bearers were Craig Norton and Stephen Norton.
The family held a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the Gashland United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gashland United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.