Margie Ann Prestenback

Margie Ann Prestenback

Birth
Death
9 Mar 1967 (aged 41)
Burial
Maringouin, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID
17830646 View Source

Daughter of Nelson Prestenback and Florence Mae Guerin. Sister of Myrtle Prestenback. Survived by brothers Roland and Riley Prestenback.

Margie Ann never married and had no children. When her mother, Mae, took ill with cancer she came back home often - taking care of her until Mae died in December of 1966. She then moved back home to take care of her aging father and crippled, older sister.

Margie Ann must have been sick or felt some pain, but if so she never told anyone. It was only afterwards that anyone realized she was eaten up with cancer, too, as she cared for her dying mother and, then, her father and sister.

A few months after Mae's death, a friend called her brother, Riley, and told him to rush to the family home - that "Margie Ann was on her deathbed". He thought the friend was exaggerating. As far as anyone knew, Margie Ann was not ill - and not certainly not at death's door!

But she was. They rushed her to the hospital, where they were told she had cancer - her lungs were consumed with it. The doctors gave her three weeks to live, but she did not make it. Barely three months after the death of Mae, Nelson, his sons and daughter, lay sweet Margie Ann to rest.

She and my grandfather, Riley, were very close and he mourns her passing to this day. He says she loved to dance and was the only person he could dance perfectly with. She was kind, gentle, and - as evidenced by her selfless, sacrifice of caring for her family and ignoring her own illness - someone who always put others before herself.

She is missed.

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Daughter of Nelson Prestenback and Florence Mae Guerin. Sister of Myrtle Prestenback. Survived by brothers Roland and Riley Prestenback.

Margie Ann never married and had no children. When her mother, Mae, took ill with cancer she came back home often - taking care of her until Mae died in December of 1966. She then moved back home to take care of her aging father and crippled, older sister.

Margie Ann must have been sick or felt some pain, but if so she never told anyone. It was only afterwards that anyone realized she was eaten up with cancer, too, as she cared for her dying mother and, then, her father and sister.

A few months after Mae's death, a friend called her brother, Riley, and told him to rush to the family home - that "Margie Ann was on her deathbed". He thought the friend was exaggerating. As far as anyone knew, Margie Ann was not ill - and not certainly not at death's door!

But she was. They rushed her to the hospital, where they were told she had cancer - her lungs were consumed with it. The doctors gave her three weeks to live, but she did not make it. Barely three months after the death of Mae, Nelson, his sons and daughter, lay sweet Margie Ann to rest.

She and my grandfather, Riley, were very close and he mourns her passing to this day. He says she loved to dance and was the only person he could dance perfectly with. She was kind, gentle, and - as evidenced by her selfless, sacrifice of caring for her family and ignoring her own illness - someone who always put others before herself.

She is missed.

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Sister.


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