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Margaret Ella Bacon
  • December 25, 1916 - June 24, 2013
  • Charlotte, Michigan

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Margaret Ella Bacon, 96, of Charlotte, MI died peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013 in Lansing. Margaret was born December 25, 1916 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, the daughter of John Baumbach and Ruth Phillips. During her early years, she met a young man studying to be a chiropractor, William Bruce Bacon. The two married and moved back to William's home state of Michigan, where he practiced and she managed his office in Charlotte, where their son, Philip was born. William and Margaret were both very active in VFW Post 2406 in Charlotte where Margaret was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. After William's death in 1973, Margaret settled into a busy life of playing the organ throughout the Charlotte community and in Traverse City where she lived for 10 years. Margaret is survived by her son, Philip (Linda) Bacon of Charlotte; step-daughter Christine Knight of Florida; grandchildren Shannon and Nathaniel Bacon; great-grandchildren Tiana and Kylee; and four nieces and two nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, William, step-son William Bacon, Jr., and her sisters Katherine, Pauline, Bess and Doris Ann. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 27 with visitation 1 hour prior at Pray Funeral Home with her son, Philip Bacon officiating. Interment will take place at Deepdale Memorial Gardens in Lansing. Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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