Margaret Jane McIntire

PLANO, TEXAS - Margaret Jane McIntire was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Fredericktown, Ohio and died at the age of 100 in her home in Plano, Texas on Jan. 16, 2021.  

Graveside : A private graveside service will be held at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Feb. 1, 2021, with her former pastor at Ridglea Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Dr. Warner Bailey officiating. 

Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gifts and Memorial Fund, Ridglea Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.

Margaret graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1938 and left Fredericktown to join her high school sweetheart Howard McIntire in San Antonio, Texas for marriage on July 15, 1941. They were happily married for 73 years until Howard’s death in 2015. During her husband’s Air Force career they made their home in various places across the United States prior to moving to Fort Worth, Texas in 1963. After the death of her husband she moved to Sunrise Senior Living in Plano, Texas to be closer to her son and his family.

Her greatest joy was her family. She was proud to be a mother, grandmother and eventually a great-grandmother. And she was good at it. Her faith was very important to her and she could recite the 23rd Psalm to her dying day. Margaret had an engaging smile and personality. She is remembered at her retirement home for walking endlessly for exercise and for wishing all the residents good night table by table as she departed the dining room.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Emma Sargent; one sister, Luella Shipley; and two brothers, Harold Sargent and Robert Sargent.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda (John) Francis of Alba, Texas;  son, Donald (Beth) McIntire of Richardson, Texas; three grandchildren, Gen. Michael (Jane) Francis of Parkville, Missouri, Dr. Meredith (Jon) McClure of Richardson, Texas  and Mason (Lisa) McIntire of Dallas, Texas; and six great-grandchildren, Gregory and Brian Francis, Quinn and Collin McClure and Cole and Owen McIntire.

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