Margarete Sullivan
October 11, 1939  -  April 9, 2008

Margarete Sullivan


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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Thursday, April 17, 2008
6 PM to 8 PM
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
837 Jeanette St
Abilene, TX  79602
Friday, April 18, 2008
10:00 AM
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Margarete Sullivan, 68, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, while visiting friends and family in Germany.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South. Funeral Mass with Father Robert Bush and Deacon Peter Ballaro officiating will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 18 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1451 S. 8th ST. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park, Garden of Prayer.

Margarete was born October 11, 1939 in Konigwusterhausen, Germany. She married Richard Sullivan on July 9, 1960.

Margarete is survived by her husband of 48 years, Richard Sullivan of Abilene; two sons, Richard Jr. of Clovis, NM and Michael of Abilene; one granddaughter, Aerika; one brother, one sister, 3 brother-in-laws and 1 sister-in-law; and adopted sisters, Shirly A.Young of Scott City, Missouri and Kirsten Bush of Abilene.

Margarete was known for her many skills, such as cooking, cross stitching, thankful spirit, positive attitude, strong faith and love of family and friends. She believed life was a gift to be enjoyed, and embraced it to the fullest each and every day. Besides spending time with her family and friends, she enjoyed the Red Hat Society, BSP Laureate Gamma Sigma Chapter, cross stitching with her friends every week, playing bridge, bowling, golfing, and volunteering at local hospitals. She was also active in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program RSVP.

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  1. La Mar and Joyce Bielfeld
    Ft Worth, TX

    Margarete will se missed by her many friends.

  2. Michele Green
    Abilene, TX

    Margarete was a very SPECIAL customer with us at a store in the mall and we all will miss her smile but most of all her friendship and words of wisdom when she came to the store. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Michele Green
    Abilene, TX

    Margarete was a very SPECIAL

  4. Brant Faulkner
    Tuscola, TX

    Richard,

    I was so sorry to hear of Margaretes death. I have a lot of good memories of being in RCIA with you two. Peace be with you.

    Brant

  5. Brandon McAuliffe
    Roanoke, TX

    I grew up at Holy Family going to church with Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan. They are great people and Mrs. Sullivan will be greatly missed by all.

  6. Jason Tiffany Bush
    McAllen, TX

    She was a wonderful woman and a great friend. We miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sullivans.

  7. TWYLIA WALDON
    ABILENE, TX

    WE WILL HAVE THE WHOLE FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS. MARGARETE COULD MAKE YOU LAUGH. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

  8. Cindy Vandiver
    Abilene, TX

    Richard, we are sorry for your loss.

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