Funeral services for Margaret Wyatt, 95, will be held Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Childress, Texas with Lou Ellerbrook officiating and assisted by Randy Wilson. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm at Johnson Funeral Home.
Margaret passed away Sunday, March 13, 2022 in Childress.
Mary Margaret Knight was born February 5, 1927 in Hall County to Robert and Thelma Knight. She graduated from Estelline HIgh School in Estelline, Texas and married J.B. Wyatt on April 12, 1946. They had been married for 68 years at the time of his death in 2014. Margaret was the daughter of a Methodist minister with the church playing an important role throughout her life. She was a long time member of First United Methodist Church in Childress. At FUMC, she belonged to the Rothwell Circle as well as the Hughes Bible Class which had been started by her father. Margaret loved to garden and work in her yard. In recent years, she could often be seen sitting on a small stool pulling weeds from her grass. No weed was able to thrive in her yard and she was not satisfied with her lawn unless it was immaculate. Margaret was also an excellent seamstress and frequently "re-worked" clothing she had bought to make it suit her standards.
Margaret and J.B. lived and farmed in the Carey Community for many years until their retirement. Margaret kept a spotless home while also helping J.B. in the fields when needed. They began to square dance in retirement and traveled many places from New Mexico, to Oklahoma, to the tip of South Texas for square dances. They had an RV in which they traveled and enjoyed "wintering" in South Texas with friends they made from across the US.
Mrs. Wyatt was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.B. Wyatt; a brother-in-law Edwin and his wife, Fae Wyatt; two sisters, Melba Patterson and Vera Knight; nephew, Tim Wyatt; and niece, Linda Watson.
Survivors include a brother in law, Franklin Wyatt and wife, Doris; nieces: Debbie Patterson, Charlotte Fields, Lileesa Inman, Connie Wyatt, Sonia Jones, Aimee Bowman, and Paula Perkins and Nephews Cavin Wyatt & Jimmy Wyatt; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, Childress, Texas.