Margaret  Madalyn (Weaver) Black

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“We are truly saddened by the loss of such a sweet and gracious lady. Margaret has had and will continue to have a profound impact on those fortunate...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Rob and Deanna Nelson - OK

“We will always remember and cherish the times we shared a our family reunions. And we we appreciate the kindness and love your parents provided for...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Denny Furtaw - Columbus, ID

“So sorry for your loss was always a nice and caring person prayers for all of you ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Heidi Barr - Whittemore, MI

“Dear Maggie,It is so very difficult to put into words, everything you meant to so many friends, who had the opportunity to know you. Our Battle...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: JULIE ZEHNDER - Kalamazoo, MI

“To my dear sweet Maggie, my family through and through. My peace and love goes out to your family through this difficult time! I have so much love...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Nikki Barnett - Paw Paw, MI

“What an amazing woman, and what a full and fun life she had! I love her connection to nature. I did not know her, but happened on her obit quite by...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Fran Glass - Kalamazoo, MI

“Margaret was a treasure. I am truly sorry to know she has left this world, but am pleased she goes on to see her late husband.My condolences to...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear sweet Maggie, I felt an immediate connection the first night of rehearsal when you greeted me as a brand new member. From that moment on I felt...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Carla DeLaRosa - Flushing, MI

“A beautiful lady ... I will miss you and your smile, heart, and sass ... I had only know you a short time, but you have made a deep and lasting...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Jackie Olsen

“Dear Maggie,We are all going to miss you and you and your zest for Life. What an amazing women you were. Thank you for serving our nation by being a...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Marybeth Humeston - Battle Creek, MI

“Twenty years was not long enough to live next door to this incredible woman. We called her Margaret because I so love that name.Margaret was kind and...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Carol and Dave Renz - MI

“She gave to the world Blessings of beautiful music for many years along with her daughter and my daughter with the Battle Creek Sweet Adelines....Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Keith Clapp - Kalamazoo, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Bill and Marcia Johnson - MI

“Our loss is heavens gain. Maggie was a very lovely dignified lady. I ad the good luck of rooming with her at competition and to say the least she...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Judith Heemsoth - Marshall, MI

“Although Maggie will be missed, I will treasure our friendship. She was a wonderful friend and someone you could always share anything with. Even...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Denise Rust - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Maggie was incredibly special. It is so hard to say goodbye after such a relatively short friendship, but I thank God for the path that led me to...Read More »
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Margaret Madalyn (Weaver) Black of Hickory Corners, MI

Maggie, age 94, died Thursday afternoon, June 7, 2018 in Battle Creek, MI, with her loving family by her side and following a brief illness.

Margaret, the daughter of Bernard Franklin Weaver and Mitta Ernestine (nee'Pettit) Weaver, was born in Flint, MI on December 5, 1923. She was a 1941 graduate of Mt. Morris High School. She then attended Hurley School of Nursing and was valedictorian of her class. Maggie served her Country honorably and nobly during World War II in the United States Army Nurse Corp, achieving the rank of Second Lt. and was honorably discharged following the end of WWII.

Margaret was united in Marriage to John William Black in Washington on September 26th, 1945, and they settled in Kalamazoo. Maggie began her career in Kalamazoo, working as an industrial nurse for Ingersoll Steel and Eaton Manufacturing, all the while assisting her husband in building Pemco Wheel Company (Pemco Kalamazoo, Inc.). Maggie then worked for Borgess Hospital, where she was employed for nearly three decades and most of the years were spent in the Obstetrics and Delivery Department. Margaret retired in 1986 from Borgess Hospital of Kalamazoo, MI. John sadly preceded her in death on May 16, 2004.

Maggie was a member of St. Patrick's Anglican Catholic Church of Comstock, MI. Maggie was avidly interested in music, gardening, travel and bird watching. She was active until just recently in The Battle Creek Chorus of Sweet Adelines, singing four part A cappella harmony, where she was named Sweet Adeline of the Year a few years back. The Chorus boasts winning First Place, Division A in the regional competition, two years in a row. For Many years, Maggie was a volunteer at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Throughout her life, Maggie nursed any and all injured wildlife, travelled many places to see nature's beauty, and always carried a song in her heart.

Maggie is survived by three daughters, Darla B. (Richard) Coult of Augusta, MI, Janice B. (James L.) Campbell of Eden UT and Marilyn B. (Michael) Kidd of Delton, MI; eight precious grandchildren, Maggie Coult Clark (Michael), JD Coult (Nicole), Karen Campbell Winden (Ryan), Katherine Campbell Forsberg(Christopher), James J. Cambell, Jonathan Kidd, Christopher Kidd, David Kidd and four great grandchildren; Abigail, Hannah, and Madeline Clark, Cameron Colt, and James William Forsberg. All of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren remember their grandmother with love, and have happy memories of the family time spent at her home. Margaret was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Faye.

The Funeral Mass to celebrate Margaret's life will be held on Wednesday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89) with Father David Cottle, Rector of St. Patrick's, officiating. Margaret's family will greet friends from 9:00 a.m. to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow next to her beloved husband, John at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta with the United States Army Honor Guard and the Fort Custer Honor Guard bestowing full military honors. Memorial contributions in Margaret's honor may be directed to the donor's choice.