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“Dear Connie, sending you my love, Charles Perry called me today to tell me your sweet mother had passed...I have such fond memories of her and...Read More »
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“Connie, Steve and Billy, it was always a pleasure to be your neighbors growing up. We sure loved your mom and dad and all of you. Good times.I...Read More »
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“Margaret was a great person my wife Brenda I want Connie Steve and Billy to know they are in our thoughts and prayers and may God give them comfort...Read More »
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“Condolences to this wonderful family from Richard and Janice Wood. Margaret was a beautiful lady inside and out and we have many fond memories of her...Read More »
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DRAKESBORO - Margaret Nell Ewing Mefford passed peacefully into the arms of her Heavenly Father on March 23, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Beech Creek, KY, on September 7, 1924, to Ophas Ernest and Elizabeth Turner Ewing.

Margaret was an active and devoted Christian and member of First Baptist Church Drakesboro where she faithfully served many years as Sunday School and Bible School teacher, deacon's wife, seamstress and prayer warrior.

She graduated from Hughes-Kirk High School in 1942 where she later taught business classes. After attending Murray State University she worked as a secretary and stenographer at Wright Field Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio and at Camp Croft in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Near the end of WWII, after dating through the mail with army censored letters from New Guinea, she married the love of her life, Calvin Wesley Mefford when he returned from the Pacific in 1944.

Margaret was an extremely talented lady with special gifts as a homemaker, loving wife and Mother of three. Her home was always open as the warm gathering place for special occasions and family celebrations where she shared her wonderful culinary skills. Her greatest joy was having the whole family gathered at her home for delicious meals, fellowship, and "Mefford Music". She also served for eleven years as the first librarian of the Drakesboro City Library, where she trained student workers and held weekly story hours for children.

Margaret's rich legacy will always be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Surviors include her daughter Connie Neathamer, and her two sons and daughters in-law, Steve and Vicki Mefford and Billy and Angela Mefford, six grandchildren, Beth Mohon, Tom Neathamer, Crista and Kevin Briggs, Seth and Ashley Mefford, Ben and Leah Wright, Adam and Ashleigh Mefford, seven great-grandchildren, Hope Mohon, Keenan and Carmen Briggs, Easton and Layla Mefford, Meredith Wright and Wesley Mefford, nieces Allyson Ewing Green and Sally Ewing Clymer, loving friends Becky Neathamer and George Humphreys and her church family at First Baptist Church in Drakesboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, a brother and sister in-law Wayne Turner and Jane Ewing and her son-in-law Tom Neathamer Jr.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Prunty and to the wonderful staff at Muhlenberg Community Long Term Care for their love, care, and compassion. We also appreciate the dedication and loving service of her caregivers Hettie Masden and Janie Thomas.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Drakesboro officiated by Rev. David Cordial and Rev. Tom Stovall. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation will be Saturday, March 25, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home and Sunday, March 26, from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at First Baptist Church Drakesboro. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contrubutions to Gideons International. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.