Margaret Smith Marshall


Margaret Smith Marshall, 92, of Paducah, formerly of Owensboro and Lexington, passed away at 5:26 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, at Superior Care Home.

Margaret was born to Emmalene and Hugh Smith on January 6, 1927, in Owensboro. She married Clifton Marshall in 1959 and at that time became a wonderful mother to four-year-old daughter, Geraldine (Gerry) Ann.

Margaret attended Indiana University and graduated from Western University; she worked as an executive secretary for Texas Gas in Owensboro before her marriage and motherhood. She loved reading, playing bridge and dogs, especially dachshund dogs. Above all, she loved her friends and family. She lived 12 years at Brookdale Assisted Living in Paducah. She was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Geraldine Ann Marshall and husband, Gutfreund, of Reidland; granddaughters, Audrey Gutfreund and husband, William Dalsen, of Somerville, Massachusetts, Dr. Rachel Gutfreund and husband, Ed Waisanen, of Ferndale, Michigan; three nephews; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Griffith Smith and Emmalene Jagoe Smith; sister, Jean Smith Thomas; and her husband, Clifton J. Marshall.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro, with Rev. Jeff Wallace officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Margaret's memory to the McCracken County Library, 555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY 42003 or to the Lone Oak First Baptist Church, 3601 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42001 or to the animal rescue organization of your choice.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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