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Margaret Birkman

Monday, August 9, 2004

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Margaret M. Birkman, 78, of Advance died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born July 13, 1926, at Whitewater, daughter of George and Annie McCormick Kinder. She and William Birkman Jr. were married Aug. 17, 1944.

Birkman was a machine operator for the Inland Shoe Co. in Advance, and she later retired as a machine operator for Henchel Manufacturing in Chaffee, Mo. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Delta and a member of the Delta Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Kenneth Birkman of Advance, Timothy Birkman of Chaffee; a daughter, Shirley Givens of Whitewater; two sisters, Mary Hahn and Jewel Ross, both of Chaffee; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Chaffee.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel, with the Revs. Dan Baggett and Jim Eskew officiating. Burial will be in Barks Chapel Cemetery near Crump.