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Margaret Ellen Branscom Dykes 1924 - 2020

STAFFORD — Margaret Ellen Branscom Dykes, 96, went to her heavenly reward, Oct. 28, 2020 in Springfield Mo., where she had been living close to her children. 

Margaret was born Oct. 21, 1924 to Roby & Alta Branscom on a farm near Neola, Kansas. She graduated from Turon High School and married the love of her life, Everett W. Dykes of Stafford, June 5, 1943.

She spent her life supporting Everett in his many endeavors. A few that come to mind are: gardening, all kinds of church work and cooking a multitude  of church meals which lead to her infamous coconut pies.

She is survived by children: Nancy (Dan), Ropp, Ron (Bettie) Dykes, Diana (Ed) Horton & Debbie (Tom).     

Grandchildren: Kosha Price, Corby Ropp, Shona Cray’s, Matt Horton, Monica Bryant, Jennifer Smith & Josh Smith.                                                     

Great-grandchildren: Katelyn Price, Naz Ropp, Psalter Ropp, Azariciah Ropp, Devin Davidson, Rachel Morrison, Crystal Crays, Cale Horton, Aven Horton, Easton Smith, Kayden Smith, Asher Bryant, Noah Bryan, Lila Bryant, Seth Bryant, Tori Bryant and Katie Bryant.

Great-Great-grandchildren: Marissa Horn, Ellie Crays, and soon to be Waylon Davidson.                      

She is also survived by 2 siblings Dean Branscom and Karen Cooley of Hutchinson Kansas.

She was preceded in death by husband Everett, a son Randy, a granddaughter Rona Dykes, grandsons James Dykes & Jason Dykes.

Private family funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31 at Minnis Chapel, Stafford. There will be a visitation 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest at Stafford Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Minnis Chapel

125 N Main

Stafford, Kansas 67578

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 30, 2020