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Obituary – Margie Koglin


Margie Koglin

The family of Mrs. Margaret Katherine Sheets-Koglin sadly announce her passing on May 31, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Margie was born Oct. 7, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA to Gertrude Becker Sheets and Robert Sheets. She married her Etna High School sweetheart, Ed Koglin and they had four children. Margie enjoyed being a stay at home mom when her kids were young.

When Ed was transferred to Louisiana with Mid-Continent Steel in 1969, the family of six settled in Bossier City. Margie went to work at Kmart in the customer service department for many years. She made friends easily and soon was having coffee mornings with a few ladies in the neighborhood. Later in her retail career she worked at Service Merchandise in sales and the Moulin Rouge as a waitress, always in a capacity where she could be of assistance to someone.

She enjoyed helping those less fortunate. She was a generous soul who would give you the shirt off her back if need be. Margie enjoyed dancing, finding a great bargain at rummage sales, decorating and dressing for the holidays, playing with her grandchildren and her daily newspaper crossword.

When she was well, she was active in the American Legion Koran Post; where she served in the capacities of Vice President, Sergeant at Arms and Chaplain of the ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed setting up the kids Halloween and Christmas parties there, and loved helping fill the Christmas food baskets. While living near Camp Joy at Lake Bistineau she worked briefly at the Marina and made many friends there. She attended Koran Baptist Church until she moved to Bossier three years ago. This sweet spirit will be sorely missed by many.

Preceding her in death were her parents and stepparents, her husband, Ed; her sister, Jane; her brother, Dusty; their spouses; and her nephew, Brian Sigman. Left behind are her children, Rhoda Koglin-Stevens and husband, Davis; Leonard Koglin and wife, Phyllis; Karyn Koglin-Tilley, all of Bossier; and son, Ed Koglin, Jr., of Lewisville, Texas.

Missing their Gradma are Alicia Moreno, Savannah Stevens, Mandi Butler, Matt Tilley, Jon, Joe, Brandon, Jordan, Jillian Koglin, Dale, Mary and Margo. MawMaw’s favorites though were those great-grandkids: Julian, Jensen, Kasen, Kinzlee-Anne, Wyatt, Lillian, Skylar, Carson, Bronx, Boston, Samuel, Adalyn, June and Erik. Also left to mourn are her nieces Barbara, Vera, Janet and Charlie; her nephew, Dale; and several relatives in Pgh., PA, including her step brother, Dominic Hill.

Funeral services were provided by Bro. George Rogers at Hill Crest in Haughton on June 6 at 2 p.m. Burial was at Hill Crest Cemetery in Haughton immediately following the service.

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