Margaret Cartwright, 68

Margaret R. Cartwright, 68, Knightstown, and formerly of North Manchester, died at 9:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in Knightstown. She was born at Wabash on Sept. 15, 1945 to Marion "Bud" and Esther Berniece (Shewman) Ireland Jr.

A homemaker, she had also worked at Bryan Manufacturing and Timbercrest Senior Living Community, both at North Manchester. Margaret was a 1965 graduate of Manchester High School and attended Liberty Mills United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Marion Lee Cartwright, Knightstown, and John Henry Cartwright, North Manchester; daughter, Bernice Arlene (Robert) Combs, North Manchester; two brothers, Gordon Ireland, North Manchester and Marion "Buddy" Ireland, Wabash; four sisters, Ruth DeTurk and Mary Dryden, both of North Manchester; Melinda Johnson, Estero, Fla. and Maria Ireland, Indiana; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her parents and one brother are deceased.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. To send a private condolence to the Cartwright family, visit

Posted on 2013 Dec 18