Margaret Evans-Ebensperger

Margaret Evans-Ebensperger June 13, 2012

CAMDEN, NY — Margaret Evans-Ebensperger, 87, of Camden, NY passed from this Earth during the early morning of June 13th, 2012 at Oneida Health Center Oneida, NY after a brief illness. She was born, August 22, 1924 in Utica, NY to Arthur and Gwen Grainger Evans. She was predeceased by a brother John.

She and her brother helped with the Evan’s family bakery, which operated from the 1940s to 60s. As a teen she delivered baked goods and bread from a basket mounted on her bicycle. Later on she gave up the bicycle route and helped with bookkeeping at the bakery. This was the beginning of her strong work ethic. As a student at Utica Free Academy she excelled at math, English, music and sports while helping with the family business. She enjoyed knitting, crochet, swimming, water-skiing and loved playing the organ. For many years she played for Sunday services at St. John’s in North Bay, NY and St. Mary’s in Sylvan Beach, NY. Her love of organ music led her to take additional lessons and she became proficient playing the pipe organ earning a certificate of achievement level A. She was an administrative assistant for various employers while raising her two teenage sons, working at Walter’s Chevrolet Camden, NY, The Rome Sentinel Rome, NY, Densmore Electric Blossvale, NY, and did volunteer work for the Camden Methodist church. She had the greatest desire to be productive and an active member of the world of work.

Margaret met her future husband Granville during high school. Marriage plans were postponed until his return from the Pacific Theatre of Operations at the end of WWII. After the war, they married, moved to Washington Mills, NY, and had two sons, William and wife Angela who reside in Flint, Michigan and John and wife Linda who reside in Camden, NY. William and John’s families have given Margaret the greatest joy with eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

"He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest." ­ Dylan Thomas

Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc. 109 Main Street, Camden, NY. At Margaret’s request, there are no calling hours or services.

She would be delighted to know her friends made donations to their favorite charities in her name.

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