Margaret A. McCracken

May 4, 1925 – Nov. 20, 2021


Margaret A. McCracken, age 96, of Rising City, entered heaven into the loving arms of Jesus, on Nov. 20, 2021, at Seward Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 4, 1925, on a farm southeast of Beaver Crossing, the second of four children born to Walter and Phoebe (Scott) Ebers. She was baptized at the home of her grandparents, on March 28, 1926, by Rev. A.J. Wurst. She attended Beaver Crossing High School and graduated in May 1943. Margaret taught in the rural schools of Seward County for several years. She was united in marriage to George McCracken on May 5, 1945, at the United Methodist Church in Beaver Crossing. They had one son, Thomas Dean. They farmed the McCracken homestead in Seward County for a few years and then moved to a farm in Butler County, where they farmed until retiring to their home in Rising City in 1988. Margaret and George enjoyed collecting Aladdin lamps and researching the genealogy of their families.

Margaret was a member of the United Methodist Church for morethan 74 years, the United Methodist Women, the Order of Eastern Star and was appointed a Grand Representative to Georgia from 1962-1965. Quite frequently, she was a volunteer, collecting for the Heart or Cancer Drives in Rising City.

In 2015, George and Margaret celebrated 70 happy and loving years together. Margaret liked her flowers and especially enjoyed feeding and watching our feathered friends year-round. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought great joy to her life.

Survivors cherishing her memory include her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Viki, Rising City; two grandchildren, April (Cody) Keezer, Columbus, Cory (fiancé Brittany Newill) McCracken, Rising City; seven great-grandchildren, Haley (Nathaniel), Braedyn, Camdyn, and Kasha; Aaron, Kaylin and Michael; brother, Robert (Janice) Ebers of Mansfield, Texas; and sister-in-law, Doris McCracken of Seward, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, George (2015); her parents; step-father, Roy Huffman; sister, Maxine (Bill) Scully; brother, Dr. Dale (Gloria) Ebers.

The funeral service was Nov. 23 at the United Methodist Church in Rising City  with burial in Cirlce Mound Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for designation at a later time. Condolences may be left for the family online at