Margie was a smart young lady with good common sense, born on a farm in Dry Fork, AR to William T. and Elizabeth Nooner. She walked about 3 miles to a country school where Mrs. Bolander was her teacher until she advanced to High School at Perryville. During the week, since the school bus did not go as far as Margie’s home she stayed with Henry and Myrtle Crawford, her second set of parents where she was well cared for and loved, as she also loved them. If there were weekend activities she would stay with Mary Sue Williams and her Parents.
Margie was an excellent student and was noted for finishing her homework on the bus ride home so she could help with chores when she got home. Margie appreciated the value of work and was always ready to help or get it done by herself. When at home she really enjoyed working with her Dad and liked being called a TomBoy.
She had a brother, Price and four sisters; Nancy, Lucille, Vanetta and Wanda, all are deceased. After graduating Perryville high school, she moved to Tulsa, OK and roomed with Mrs. Bolander and went to work for SW Bell.
She met Richard A. Kincaid, an Engineering Student at the University of Tulsa, who also worked for an electronics firm. They married on March 5, 1960 and had an excellent, loving 60-year marriage. They had a boy and a girl; both were successful in business, and each earned Master’s Degrees. Richard A. Kincaid Jr. deceased and Donna Lynn Kincaid who married Danny West.
Richard was accepted by IBM. They made their first move from Tulsa to OKC and Margie transferred with Bell. Margie willingly accepted the promotional opportunities that IBM provided them. Margie had precise shorthand, dictation and typing skills. She managed to transfer her skills and excelled at whatever field she tried. She never applied for a job that she was not hired for, she was never late and never took time off for being ill. She earned a real estate license. She retired as a Loan Officer.
Margie was proud of being a Tomboy with a country girl background, but when the occasion required; even at the executive level, she had the ability to change to a polished, lovely and well-mannered young lady, that always fit in.
In 1969 they bought a farm near Guy, AR and moved there in 1970, after Richard got a promotion to Little Rock. There Margie’s work ethic and country background proved very valuable, because she and Richard designed and built their own home and she helped raise a herd of cattle, and cleared and bush hogged the farm.
Margie had a positive attitude and outlook every day, that helped everyone around her feel better. She had a kind gentle nature with people and animals which earned her the nickname “Sweet”. She was very proud of where she came from and what she and her family accomplished. Her abilities as a pilot and being recognized as an excellent pilot were very dear to her. She also enjoyed skydiving.
Margie, by always staying active and watching her diet, kept herself in great physical shape and appearance. She could wear the clothes she wore in her twenties. Alzheimer’s ignored all of that and she passed peacefully in her home on May 18th, 2020. Margie would want to thank the people whose care allowed her to stay at home and not in a facility, Richard, Donna Kincaid West, Velma Orr and Danny West who helped add so many devices to make it possible. Thank You All!
Her daughter, which shares Margie’s birthday, will miss her beautiful smile and laugh. She was such a great mother and best friend. She taught me to be a TomBoy and how to change into Cinderella for a Ball. I miss her; but I know she is watching over us and I can feel her with me. I enjoy her energy in the trees and flowers that she/we planted as a family around the farm.
Her husband says he will miss most, even after 60 years, the pleasure of looking over and seeing her beautiful face; that needed no makeup and her brilliant smile that Margie always woke up with, even until the end.
Richard says Margie was the REAL DEAL!!!!
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400