Margaret “Maggie” Louise Schrader
Oct. 30, 1936 – Dec. 25, 2019
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Margaret “Maggie” Louise Schrader died Dec. 25, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas, with family at her side. She was 83.
Margaret was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Osage County, the daughter of Homer L. and Helen I. Markley Schrader. She was the fourth of five children. Homer and Helen raised their family on a grain and livestock farm just west of Osage City. Maggie was a fourth generation Kansan. She graduated from Osage City High School.
She married Billy D. Persinger Sr. in July 1954. They divorced in 1974. Maggie married Rev. Duane Bazil in 1975. They divorced in 1980. She married Johnny Bert Kerr in 1983. He died in 1997.
She held various clerical positions, both full and part-time over the years, but focused her time on raising a family and playing the organ and piano in the Presbyterian church. She instilled in her sons a deep appreciation of music, an ethic of hard work, as well as the belief in and practice of the “Golden Rule.”
Maggie loved the ocean, having lived on Bermuda Island and on the Gulf of Mexico at Corpus Christi, Texas. She enjoyed travelling, fishing and spending time with her family. She enjoyed photography, chronicling the lives of her family in photos, as well as passing on family history in her stories.
Maggie was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings, Leroy Schrader, Wayne Schrader, Eva Lee (Schrader) Alvis and Stephen Schrader.
Maggie’s entire adult life was dedicated to her four sons, Billy Jr., Ricky Lynn, David Wayne and Scott Edward (Louise), all of whom survive her, along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was cremated. Services are planned for a later date in Corpus Christi, Texas, and in Osage City.