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Margaret Garness Hench

Fri, Jun 6th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Margaret “Peggy” Garness Hench, age 68, of Millsap, Texas, formerly of the Mabel and Harmony areas, died June 1, 2003 at the All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas surrounded by her family after a valiant battle with mantle cell lymphoma.

Margaret was born on October 15, 1934 in Spring Grove, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Spande) Garness. Margaret was baptized at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church, was married there to William H. Hench on April 14, 1956. She was a graduate of the Harmony High School and shortly after getting married they moved to Texas where they have resided since. Mrs. Hench was a poet and pianist; collected western art and Native American jewelry; and enjoyed history, politics and farm animals, especially horses.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Scott W. of Millsap and Steven C. of Los Alamos, N.M.; a daughter, Michelle Lemma of Dallas; four grandchildren; and a brother. Alan (Shirley) Garness of Harmony.

Funeral services were held at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the Garness cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements. 

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