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Margaret E. Case

Margaret E. Case, 102, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Vonnie Brown presiding. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Friends may also visit http://www.cantrellfh.com to view her tribute wall and leave condolences and stories for the family.

Memorials may be given in her name to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Make-A-Wish. The funeral for Margaret has been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Margaret was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on March 19, 1922, the daughter of Lloyd and Harriett (Anderson) Bridenbaugh. She was raised in Dakota County, where she helped on the family farm. She was always well thought of by her family for the time she spent with each one, and for her excellent cooking skills, teaming with her mother Harriet to produce many family favorites, including "gooey sweet" rolls. 

Her love of education and children lead Margaret to the teaching profession. She taught school in western Nebraska, working with students who were the children of the seasonal farm workers. She also would share her schoolbooks and work sheets with family and would teach them on her many trips to Dakota County Iowa. She was married to Bert F. Case on July 5, 1964 and moved to Kimball in 1976.

Margaret was an active member of the Order Of Eastern Star Kimball Truth Chapter #262 for over 50 years. She graciously served as Worthy Matron and held several other offices. She was a life member of the Methodist Church.

Family was very important to her, and Margaret attended almost every family reunion, sometimes traveling on her own after her beloved Bert passed away. She remembered birthdates and special occasions for her 23 nieces and nephews, sending cards and gifts. She also would handwrite letters and call her siblings and later their children detailing events in her life, offering encouragement, and sending well wishes to all. Even in her 90s, Margaret's mind was still sharp and she could still remember all of her family and their names she also enjoyed playing noodle ball and bingo at the manor. She will be missed by neighbors and friends and will remembered by many as being their teacher who was always very kind.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, many family members and several special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Bert.