KANNAPOLIS Mrs. Margaret Hooper Sechler, 89, passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, surrounded by her family, following a brief illness at Atrium Health-NorthEast in Concord. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 12, at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church. The Rev. John Futterer will officiate. Entombment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today (Sunday, Aug. 11), at Lady's Funeral Home. Mrs. Sechler was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Franklin County, Ga. She was a daughter of the late Hoyt Grady Hooper Sr. and Myrtie Duncan Hooper. She moved to North Carolina when she was a teenager and began working at Sunshine Cleaners, where she met her husband. She retired from Terry Products to become full-time grandmother. She was an active member of Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church for most of her life, where she taught Sunday school, assisted with Cub Scouts and was a part of WELCA and The Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class. Margaret always welcomed her home to her family's friends and quickly became their "Mamaw" or "Grandmaw" too. She will always be remembered for being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and for her compassion towards everyone in her life. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles G. Sechler; and seven siblings. Mrs. Sechler is survived by her son, Billy Sechler of Rockwell; daughter, Tammy Kilby and husband, Tom, of Kannapolis; grandchildren, Jennifer Ridgell and husband, Chris, and Kaitlyn Kilby; great-grandchildren, Britny Hill, Landon Ridgell and Kamden Ridgell; and great-great-granddaughter, Shaelyn Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis, NC 28081. "In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may not have that chance again." - Zig Ziglar Remembrances may be sent to the family online at www.ladysfuneralhome.com. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Sechler.
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