Margaret Fern Corington,97, of Kansas City, MO passed peacefully on March 11, 2019. A gathering will be held from 12:00-2:00 at Terrace Park Lakeside Chapel on March 22, 2019 followed by a private family service.
Fern was born on March 5, 1922, the eldest daughter of Sanford and Aileen Duncan of Dearborn, MO. A 1939 graduate of North Kansas City HS, she was a true reflection of her times. WWII found Fern joining the ranks of the Women’s Military Battalion in support of the war effort. During the 1940’s and 50’s, she became part of the growing number of career women. Her organizational and secretarial skills were a valuable contribution to companies such as Rutledge Oil, Park Hill School District, World Book, Inc., and Kansas City Power and Light. She worked with the K.C. Aviation department building the Kansas City International Airport.
In 1949, she married James Chalmer (Jim) Corington. Fern then became a full-time wife and mother, raising their two daughters. Still she always found time for volunteer work. She was involved in Girl Scouts and the PTA, serving as District President. She volunteered at North Kansas City Hospital for many years. Fern was very active in her churches, Antioch Community, Hillside Christian and Liberty Christian Church. Her service did not end when she entered Kingswood Senior Living Community, where she was on the Advisory Board.
Fern was preceded in passing by her parents; husband, Jim Corington; and one sister, Betty Sue Woods-Buck. She is survived by her sister, Loretta (Murl) Talbott of Kansas City; two daughters, Pam (Randy) Burklund of Denver, CO and Judy Egan of Kansas City. She had three beloved grandchildren, Kim (Eric) Granger, Brian (Jenny) and Corey Egan. She will be greatly missed by her great-grandchildren, Sophia Egan and Ella Granger.
The family wished to thank Kingswood Senior Living and Serenity Hospice for their loving care and support. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of America.