Barber County Kansas

The Gyp Hill Premiere, August 9, 2007.

Margaret Frances (Iford) Westphal

Margaret Frances Westphal, 96, died Thursday, August 2, 2007 at Pratt Rehab & Residence Center, Pratt.

She was born March 31, 1911 at Sharon, the daughter of the late David and Mary Frances (Aker) Iford. She was a school bus driver and a homemaker.

On July 21, 1928 she married Hugo Westphal in Medicine Lodge. He died October 25, 1990. She belonged to the First Assembly of God in Pratt and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by 4 sons: Hugo Jr. of Syracuse, NE, Ronald (Ron) of Vashon Island, WA, Dr. Dan of Boca Raton, FL, and Dr. Carl of Seabeck, WA; daughter: Nancy K. Schukman of Richmond, VA; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son: Kenneth Eugene; 4 brothers: Will, John, Carl, and Weldon Iford; and 2 sisters: Edna Tibbetts and Gladys Hamblin and a grandson Christopher.

Funeral service was Saturday at First Assembly of God with Pastor Dallas Hull officiating. Burial was in Isabel Cemetery.

Personal condolences may be left for the family at

Thanks to Kevin Noland, publisher of The Gyp Hill Premiere, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, for permission to republish the above obituary from his newspaper.

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