Margaret M. Dial, 78, Topeka: Jan. 21, 1940 – April 14, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Margaret M. Dial, 78, Topeka, Kan., died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at a Topeka care facility. She was born Jan. 21, 1940, at Burlingame, Kan., the daughter of David S. and Reva Rogers Love.

Marge graduated from Burlingame High School in 1958. She loved music and sang solos in the Federated Church choir. She was a cheerleader, class president, and played community sports in the summer. 

Marge was a homemaker. After high school, she graduated from Clark’s Business College, in Topeka, and then worked as a stenographer at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, in Topeka. She had also worked for the Kansas Department of Education.

She married Donald Dial on April 6, 1963, at Burlingame.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Wayne Love.

Survivors include her husband, Don, of the home; her son, Scott (Janet) Dial, Topeka; four grandchildren, Alexis, Taryn, Manning, and Easton; her sister, Norma Rice, Topeka; her brother, Roger Love, Burlingame; and several nieces and nephews.

Private inurnment will be at the Valley Falls Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088. Online condolences are welcome at www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.

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