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Margene Erlenbush

Margene L. Erlenbush, 66 of Ainsworth, died Thursday, December 31, 2015 at her home in Ainsworth, following a long illness.

A memorial service will be 11:00 AM Monday, January 4, 2016 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington with Pastor Bob Spilger officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow at the Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth. Visitation will be from 2-5:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a general memorial has been established.

Margene L. (Davison) Erlenbush was born October 21, 1949 in Washington, IA, the daughter of Everett W. and Marjorie (Sheetz) Davison.  She graduated from WACO High School in 1968.  On March 4, 1972 she was united in marriage to John Erlenbush at the Wayland Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Ainsworth Community Church and the Sacha Club of Ainsworth.  Margene worked as a clerk at J.C. Penney, Ainsworth Farmers Co-op and later at Walmart for over 20 years.  She enjoyed flower gardening, reading books, crocheting and attending her granddaughter's sporting events.

Survivors include her husband John of Ainsworth, one daughter Christi (Josh) Sands of Columbus Jct., two granddaughters: Jenna and Haley Sands, one sister Cheryl Dahlquist of Keota, IA, and one brother David Davison of Brashear, MO.

Preceding Margene in death were her parents and an infant brother, Dennis Davison.

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John, Christi and family my thoughts and prayers are for you.Margene always had a way of making me laugh no matter what topic of conversation we would have.Remember the wonderful times and hold her dearly in your thoughts.

Jim Buitendorp Jan 4 2016 12:00 AM

Margene will live in your hearts forever.And I am truly sorry for your great loss.She will always be my sister in law.May our God comfort you this day.Love Joyce

Joyce Davison Jan 3 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your losses in Margene's family.I know she is making people laugh in heaven so I hope that helps you smile through your tears.Blessings and peace for you all.

Kitch Shatzer Jan 3 2016 12:00 AM

John, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending warmest wishes. Love, Cindy & Phil

Cindy Laxton Jan 3 2016 12:00 AM

Always enjoyed Margene offering me help at Wal Mart.....willmiss her!

Robin Shull Jan 2 2016 12:00 AM

John and familyourThoughtsandPrayers will bewith you.Shewasa veryspecialpersonIenjoyedvisitingwith..Shehasnomorepain.

Martha and Ron Marsh Jan 2 2016 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathy to John and the family. Prayers to all,

Marlene Jones Jan 2 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May your memories of Margene offer you comfort and peace in the days to come. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends

Rita Sheetz Jan 2 2016 12:00 AM


ken long Jan 2 2016 12:00 AM

Your suffering and long battle is now over, you can finally rest in peace.. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. R.I.P. Cousin..

Connie Sheetz Jan 1 2016 12:00 AM

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