Margaret Marcella Vernon 93, of Fort Lauderdale passed away peacefully in her slumber on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Margaret was born in Worden, Montana in the shadow of the Crow Indian Reservation. She was preceded in death by her mother Molly Heneke, her father Jay McMorris, and seven siblings, all who died in infancy. Margaret is survived by daughters: Carolyn Kinnard (Robert), Cheryl Fraracci, Mary Carlton (Earnest) and son Paul (Diane), Grandchildren: Cathy (Joe), Lora, Steven, Jon, Alethia, Sean (Roseann). Great Grandchildren: Amber, Jonny, Alexandra, Edina, Sean II, Eian Margaret graduated from Leon High School, Leon, Iowa and finished a two-year 'normal' course for teachers in the public schools. She taught K-8th grade in a one-room schoolhouse in Leon, and was a substitute teacher for many years in Des Moines, Iowa. Margaret was an employee of the Des Moines Register and Tribune in the Classified Advertising Department as well as a regular column contributor to the Norwalk Citizen. She continued her vocation when she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she became a “Classie Addie” in the Classified Advertising Department at the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, from which she retired in 1986, “to do a lot of travelling.” She enjoyed Israel, Haiti and Rome. Margaret was known for her tireless devotion in service to others through everyday deeds. She was a counselor for the Hope Pregnancy Center, and a poll worker in presidential elections. She was a pioneer trainer in James Kennedy’s Evangelism Explosion, eventually advancing to the level of training of Clergy. She instructed Clergy on methods of sharing the gift of Grace to their congregations. Margaret also maintained her own Prison Ministry. She opened the window to peaceful accepting love unfettered by the bonds of this Earth for hundreds of people passing through her circle of life. These last few years Margaret has been summing up her life with an expression that she learned from a favorite aunt when a young girl: “I've had an eloquent sufficiency and any more would be a superfluousness.” A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday February 26, 11am at First Baptist Church of South West Broward, 9910 Berechan Dr. Cooper City, FL 33024 (NW 29 Court, Cooper City, FL 33024). In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wilton Manors Adult Day Care 1503 NE 26 Street, Wilton Manors, Fl. 33305 Arrangements by Edwards Cremation and Funeral Services, Wilton Manors, FL.