Margie Mae Adcock (Schwalm), 79, of Baldwin City, Kansas, passed away Saturday Nov. 3, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kansas.
She was born on the family farm near Worden Kansas on March 22, 1938, to Lester and Helen Schwalm. She attended Union grade school and graduated from Baldwin High School in 1956. Margie loved animals and greatly enjoyed her childhood on the farm. She was also an accomplished accordion player and achieved national recognition.
She was married to Bill Adcock Jr. of Ottawa, Kansas, in 1957 and later divorced. Margie’s career included work at the University of Kansas, Baker, Kansas SRS, among other office and administrative positions.
Margie is survived by her daughter Cindy, and husband Joe O’Reilly of Westwood, Kansas; her son Chuck and wife Sheila Adcock of Monroe, Georgia; four grandsons: Brad and Bliss O’Bryhim, Chad and Darcey O’Bryhim, Dustin Adcock, Dylan and Natalie Adcock; three great-grandsons and two step-grandsons, Sean O’Reilly and Michael O’Reilly. She was preceded in death by her long-time friend Mel Kreschel.
Margie adored her grandchildren and was very out-going and social. Although she did not have siblings, she dearly loved her cousins and spent her entire life making countless good friends. This included a 70-year correspondence with a German pen pal. She was nearly a life-long member of Ives Chapel United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Margie’s love, generosity and friendship will be sorely missed.
A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 712 Ninth St., Baldwin City, Kansas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, 1018 Miami St., Baldwin City. Graveside service and internment will at the Sutton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the American Lung Association, Ives Chapel Church or the Baldwin Public Library in c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006. Condolences may be sent through http://www.lamb-roberts.com/