Margaret Jeanette Warren, 90, St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008, at St. Anthony Park Home in St. Paul. She was born March 3, 1918, in Nevada, the first and only child of Hubert and Mary Prewitt Coons. A baby sister died shortly after birth in 1922. Margaret married Thomas Loving of Nevada on July 15, 1944. He was affiliated with Loving Motors, a Chevrolet auto dealership. He preceded her in death in 1951. In 1959, Margaret married Huell Warren, a childhood friend who reconnected with her after the death of his wife in 1955. He preceded her in death in 1999.
Margaret graduated from Nevada High School in 1935. She was employed for 19 years at the Farm and Home Savings and Loan Association home office in Nevada, where she rose to the position of manager of the loan service department. She lived all but two of her nine decades in Nevada. Following her marriage to Huell, she moved to Kansas City, Mo., to join Huell and make a home for Huell's three children. In addition to her work as a homemaker, wife and mother, Margaret volunteered in the district office of Congressional Representative Jerry Litton (D-MO). In 1977, Huel retired from his position as news editor for the Associated Press Kansas Bureau City bureau and the Warren's moved back to Nevada. Both Huell and Margaret continued their civic participation, volunteering in the district office of the State Representative, Jerry Burch. Margaret also served on the board of the Deepwood Cemetery and was active in the social events of Nevada High School classes of 1933 and 1935. Huell preceded Margaret in 1999. In October 2007, Margaret moved to St. Paul to be near her daughter. Margaret was an avid gardener a skilled seamstress and knitter, a collector of antiques, a voracious reader of mysteries and a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Survivors include three stepchildren; Russ Warren, Nevada, Christopher Warren, of San Antonio, Texas, and Helen Warren, of St. Paul, Minn. Margaret is also survived by two second cousins, Shirley Adams of Nevada and Nancy Ryles Byrne, of Phoenix, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 3, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call Wednesday morning and until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Nevada Public Library in care of Ferry Funeral Home.