Margaret Orena Rawson
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Margaret Orena Rawson

Margaret Orena Rawson, age 90, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 and into the waiting arms of the Savior whom she had faithfully served since early adulthood. Margaret was born to Clifford and Vera Pant, of Fallasburg Michigan, on September  2nd 1928. Her mother died when Margaret was 11 and she was then raised by relatives. Margaret married Elson Frank Rawson on April 12th, 1947 in Lowell Michigan and they lived in Toledo Ohio before moving to Lowell and then to Grand Rapids. They had 4 children. Margaret was a homemaker while she raised her children and then worked several jobs after Elson passed away in 1981. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Donald Pant, her sisters Opal Gould and Crystal Hall, her daughter in law Alice Rawson, and grandson Trenton Mark Devore. She is survived by her children; Ellen Price of Kent City, Clifford Rawson of Kent City, Mark and Cherie Rawson of Grant, and Anne Rawson of Sparta, her grandchildren; Vincent and Jenny Price of Grand Rapids, Floyd and Debra Price of Owasso, Margaret Price of Cedar Springs, Wendy and Daniel Loew of Kent City, April and Rick Dolphin of Grant, Heather Rawson of Grant, Mark and Kasey Rawson of Kent City, Troy and Janae Devore of Casnovia, and Tyler and Shelby Devore of Sparta, her great grandchildren; Gage Price, Corinne and Mackenzie Price, Curtis and Joseph Gordon, Aiden and Charlotte Whitney, Daniel, Joslyn, Sarabeth, and Adison Lowe, Gabriel, Sophia, and Chloe Dolphin, Trevor, Jenna, and Chase Rawson, Lucas and Liam Devore, and Trenton Martin Devore. Margaret will be laid to rest beside her husband and grandson at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Grand Rapids. Memorial gifts may be contributed to the Kent City Baptist Church building fund.

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