Margaret Stanton


Margaret C. Stanton, 87, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Edinburgh, Indiana, passed away December 14, 2016, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was born February 8, 1929,  in Russell Springs, Kentucky, the daughter of Clarence and Gusta (Sullivan) Smith. She married Alvin H. Stanton November 25, 1947. He preceded her in death on November 30, 2004.

She is survived by daughters, Gayla (James) Burton of Franklin, Glenda (Dan) Swanson of Columbus, Lana (J.R.) Whited of Columbus and Lora (Kenny) Roberts of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; brothers, Lloyd Smith of Edinburgh and Gordon Smith of Trafalgar, Indiana; sisters, Jean Sinclair of Columbia, Kentucky, Nelda Melson of Jamestown, Kentucky, Wanda Curtis of Columbia, Kentucky, and Patricia Wells of Campbellsville, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, Leonard Smith, and a sister, Helen Harmon.

Mrs. Stanton was a member of Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church and was dedicated to her faith and church. She enjoyed writing poetry, sewing and gardening.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark Polston. Calling will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Arrangements were made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.