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Obituary: Margaret Eleanor Woolf

Obituary: Margaret Eleanor Woolf

October 31st, 2018 in Obituaries

WOOLF Margaret Eleanor Gerhart Chambers Woolf, age 94, a resident of John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, Mo., formerly from Raytown, Mo., passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at John Knox Care Center. Margaret was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Bailey) Gerhart. Her large family of three brothers and four sisters grew up in California, Mo. on their family farm. Margaret attended Catholic schools during elementary and middle school, and graduated from California High School. Margaret then worked for the State of Missouri, General Assembly Legislature in Jefferson City, Mo. In her 20's she married Golder Wilson (G.W.) Chambers Jr. The couple had two children: a son, Michael John, and a daughter, Linda Katherine. Margaret and G.W. moved to the Kansas City area in 1953. In 1959 they settled their family in Raytown, Mo. where they made their family home until Golder's untimely death at 40 years old. Margaret continued raising the family at the same home after his death in Raytown. She started a new job at IBM Corporation until her retirement. Margaret married a second time to Harry Woolf, who passed away in 2015. Margaret was an accomplished author of three genealogy books on her family. She proudly referred to them as the Wood book, the Bailey book, and the Gerhart book. She also loved to sew and make quilts. Margaret embraced her lifelong Catholic faith. She had been a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Raytown, Mo. since 1959. She most recently had been ministered to by Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church of which she was most appreciative. She was a member of the Marguerite McNair Chapter N.S.D.A.R. and Past Regent of the Mercy Lucas Wood Chapter. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Shapiro (Mike) of Lee's Summit, Mo.; her son, Michael Chambers of Overland Park, Kan.; granddaughters, Angela Shapiro-McCoy (Roger) and Melissa King (James), all of Lee's Summit; five great-grandchildren, Joshua Nelson, Joseph Shapiro-Scavuzzo, Madison Madden, and Delaney and Taylor McCoy; and many nieces and nephews. Catholic Funeral Services were held Monday, October 29 at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, Mo. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Mo. Services were officiated by Father Michael Mulhearn. Donations can be made to Vincentian Parish Mission Center, 5148 W. 127th Terrace, Leawood, KS 66209. Arrangements provided by Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, Mo.