Margaret Dianne Wilcox, 76, of Linden passed away at 5:42 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Witham Hospital, Lebanon.

Margaret was born April 11, 1943, in the family home at Waynetown, the daughter of the late Gerald W. and Dorothy (Coombs) West.

She attended Waynetown schools and after moving with her family to Linden in 1951, was a 1962 graduate of Linden High School. Her marriage was to Robert William Wilcox at the Linden Baptist Church on Oct. 7, 1963, and he preceded her in death Dec. 17, 1990.

Margaret had been employed at Hoosier Crown in Crawfordsville; later at the Linden Southside Tavern; and also at the V.F.W. in Crawfordsville. She attended the Linden Baptist Church; was a member of the VFW Auxiliary 1431 in Crawfordsville; and American Legion Post 72 Ladies Auxiliary. Dianne, as she was known to others, loved the V.F.W., where she was a member for 30 years. She was a past-president of the Auxiliary and past secretary of the V.F.W. Auxiliary 6th District. She devoted most of her time to the V.F.W. in one way or another for many years. 

Dianne loved helping others. Her home was always open to anyone that needed a place to lay their head. She was “Mom” or “Grandma” to everyone. Dianne’s greatest love was for her family. Her family was her life’s being. She touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew her.

Surviving is son Robert Wayne Wilcox of Linden; step-daughter Dawn Brown of Crawfordsville; brother James West of Crawfordsville; two sisters, Kathy Billingsley of Crawfordsville and Ruth Brown (Ralph) of Waveland; grandson Ryan Wayne Wilcox; three step-grandchildren, John, Michael and Derrick Brown; great-grandson Ryan Wayne Wilcox II; 17 step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by son Rensselaer “Rance” Wilcox.

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden, with the VFW Auxiliary Service at 6:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the funeral home, with interment following in Linden Cemetery. 

Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.

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