Margueritte L. Rolando, 79, died Dec. 29, 2001, at the Doak Walker Extended Care Center following a lengthy illness.

She was born April 14, 1922, in Avondale. Her mother was Alice Pearl (Johnston) and her stepfather was Orville Frankhouser. She grew up and attended school in Avondale. Margueritte had five brothers and three sisters.

She married Roy R. Kirk in 1937. To this union, seven children were born.

They lived in Scott, Kan. Roy died in 1957 and in 1961 Margueritte moved to Hayden, where she married Orville Rolando.

She enjoyed crafts, her dog, cats, birds and horses as well as painting and drawing. Margueritte worked as a cook at the nursing home in Craig and also Steamboat.

She also was a cook at the school in Hayden.

She is survived by two daughters, Rita Gingrich and husband Danny of Hayden, Aleece Collamore and husband Larry of Cedar Hills, Texas; a stepdaughter, Cherie Trussel of Missouri; four sons, Richard Kirk and wife Wanda of Scott City, Kan., Melvin L. Kirk of Grand Prairie, Texas, Klifton Kirk and wife Doreen of Milton, Fla., and Gale Kirk and wife Betsy of Scott City, Kan.; two stepsons, Chuck Rolando and wife Josie of Arizona, and George Rolando; three sisters, Bernice Lamson of Anchorage, Alaska, Wilma Robertson of Nevada and Winnie Porter of Avondale; three brothers, Earl Frankhouser of Brighton, Vernon Frankhouser of Texas and Ray Frankhouser of Springfield; 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Allen and Ed; her husbands, Roy Kirk and Orville Rolando; a stepson, Dewayne Rolando and his wife, Rhonda, and an infant son, Arles.

A memorial service was at 1 p.m. Jan. 2, 2002, at the Hayden Cemetery. Tim Driver was the officiating clergy. Interment was at the Hayden Cemetery.

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