Margo Hughes

Margaret Francis “Margo” Burgoyne Hughes, 99, retired registered nurse, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at Miles Funeral Service. Private interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Memorials have been established in Margo’s name for the Winfield Food Pantry and for Friendship Meals. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.

She was born Aug. 9, 1922 in Beggs, Okla., to Ezra Grover and Lula Freeman Burgoyne. She graduated in 1940 from Prairie View High School near Seminole, Okla. Her family moved to Winfield. She attended Ark City Junior College (as it was known then) and also worked at Cessna Aircraft in Wichita (another Rosie the Riveter) before entering the 1944 Cadet Nurse Corp program at William Newton Hospital in Winfield.

She graduated in 1947 and was employed by Dr. Bernstorf as an office surgical nurse, and later as office nurse for Dr. Max Wells. She worked at William Newton Hospital and did private duty nursing. She was in nursing for 40 years and was the office nurse at Snyder Clinic, retiring in 1986 after 30 years.

She married John R. “Bob” Hughes Jr. on June 8, 1950. He died in October 2002. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and the couple traveled to attend state and national meetings, along with three national conventions on Dec. 7 at Pearl Harbor.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a William Newton Hospital Alumnus, the American Legion Auxiliary, a retired member of the American Nurse Association, and the Kansas State Nurses Association. She also delivered Meals on Wheels.

She was very much a KU and Wichita State sports fan. She was interested in all sports, as long as she could watch them on TV or listen to them on the radio. She liked crossword puzzles, but needed the A-Z dictionary. Her biggest love was watching her family, particularly her grandchildren, grow from babies until today. She felt so blessed that God was so good to her. Through the years she was very happy and content taking care of and helping other people. It was a joy for her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents, Ezra Grover and Lula Burgoyne; brother, Max Burgoyne and wife, Phyllis; brother, Grover Burgoyne and wife, Thelma; brother-in-law, Fred Hughes; sisters-in-law, Patti Hughes Houser and Janet Austin; and her precious 7-year-old great-granddaughter, Maddie.

Survivors include her son, John, of Papillion Neb.; grandson, Kevin and wife, Anne, of Omaha, Neb., parents of Josie, Jack, Addison and Cooper; grandson, Greg and wife, Virginia, of Plattsmouth, Neb., parents of Taylor, Zachary, Chris and Tim; nieces, Brenda Edgington and Becky Burgoyne, of Wichita, and Barbara Hankins, of Mississippi; nephews, Max Burgoyne Jr. and wife, Rita, of Lexington, S.C., and Larry Burgoyne, of Glendale Ariz.; and very helpful and special friend, Elaine Graham.