Margaret Ellen (Wissler) Briar

Born: Sat., Jun. 24, 1916
Died: Sun., Mar. 20, 2011


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 24, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Mar. 25, 2011

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Margaret Ellen Wissler Briar, age 94, formerly of Cambridge City passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Flatrock River Lodge in Rushville, IN.

She was born on June 24, 1916 in Wayne County, IN to Alvin P. and Mae Dilling Wissler and had lived in Fayette County, Cambridge City and Shelbyville before going to Rushville.

She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City. She was a member of Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown and the Shelby County High Hopes Extension Homemakers Club.

Survivors include four daughters Donna (Leslie) Ramey of Hagerstown, Delma (John) Brown of Falmouth, Diana (Francis) Robinson of Shelbyville, and Deola (David) Robinson of Florida; four sons Darrel (Marjorie) Briar of Cambridge City, Duane (Linda) Briar of Markleville, Douglas (Deborah) Briar of Lewisville and Darvin Briar of Milton; 26 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sister-in-laws Gertrude Wissler and Betty Feasleman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Briar in 1995; her parents, a great-grandson; and two brothers Dwight Wissler and William Wissler.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Friday, March 25, 2011 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Pastor Paula Ulrich officiating. Burial will follow in Brick Cemetery

in Hagerstown. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Central Indiana Hospice.

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Brian & Becky Wissler
   Posted Mon March 21, 2011
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Aunt Margaret. She brought so much love to so many. Brian has wonderful childhood memories of staying out at the farm and doing impish things with Darvin.
Aunt Margaret was such a sweet lady with a strength that if not often found today. She was so great to Becky when she joined the Wissler family. She was such a joy.
She will live on in our hearts and with our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
God bless your family in your time of loss and sorrow.
Brian & Becky Wissler (and family)

Robin Stanton
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
Margaret was a wonderful woman and an excellent cook! She was a fantastic grandmother to my son Justin and he loves her dearly. I was 17 years old when she taught me about gardening and canning. I remember watching calves being born with her, and riding on the tractor feeding the cows with her loving husband Albert. They were a precious couple and now missed by many!

Rick and Debbee Miler
   Posted Wed March 23, 2011
This is so sad to hear. I will never forget a summer I got to visit with Albert and Margret. I had so much fun there. She had the same sweet sprit my dad had.(William Wissler)debbee Miller

   Posted Sun March 27, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. What a blessing it was for Margarets children to have her as a mother, and what a blessing and honor it was for me to meet Margaret. I will never forget this wonderful lady, always full of good spirits, joy, and kindness. I wish I could have made it for her services, but I was scheduled for work, I am trully sorry.. I really wanted to be there! I will never forget the days she would come to activities at Flatrock River Lodge and have such a wonderful time being with me. :) I recently had to leave Activites at Flatrock and she would see me in the halls when I switched over to a CNA and say " Activities just isn''t the same without you.! You need to come back, I don''t enjoy going anymore without u there . :( That brought a smile to my face to know that she enjoyed what I did. She trully will be missed! Wow. What a wonderful Lady she was! God Bless U All.