Margaret “Dobbie” Wilkerson, 87, entered eternal life on Friday, August 27, 2021 at her home in Sellersburg. Margaret was born on the 24th of January, 1934 in Turners Station, Kentucky to the late Woodrow and Marie Katherine Ricketts (Moore). She was a 1953 graduate of Hanover High School and a member of the Northside Christian Church of New Albany. Margaret retired from her first career at the Army / Air Force Exchange Service in 1991 where she worked as a receptionist for 30 years. She retired from her second career this year with Garr Funeral Home of Sellersburg where she served as the executive secretary for 30 years. She was a crucial board member of the Sellersburg Celebrates festival for 23 consecutive years. She chaired the entertainment committee and the booth committee for the event. Margaret enjoyed life to its fullest. In 2020 she took a flight on a Hot Air Balloon, soaring high over the Ohio River valley. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling for pleasure and to see her family in Georgia. She was a remarkable lady that will be missed by everyone who had the opportunity to know her. Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband, William “Bill” Wilkerson and by her brother, Samuel Ricketts.
Survivors include her daughters, Robin Coffman (Douglas) of Sellersburg, Regina Coquerille (Dana) of Sellersburg, her sister, Thelma Kopp (Ervin) of Sellersburg , her sister-in- law, Gloria Ricketts of Sellersburg, her grandchildren, Neil Coffman (Jennifer), Drew Humphreys (Stacy), Maggie Epkey (Joe) and Morgan Coquerille. Margaret also leaves behind 9 great grandchildren to cherish her memory.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment to follow at Sellersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Hosparus and Kosair Children’s Hospital.
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