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(July 25, 1948 – March 7, 2010)

Margaret Ilene Burgess-Arndt, 61, of Midland, passed away at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland , on March 7, 2010. Margaret was born on July 25, 1948 in Emporia, KS, to the late George and Marie (Christensen) Babb of Waverly, KS. In January 2007 she married Tony Arndt in Midland. Margaret enjoyed traveling, being outdoors, her animals, helping others, and spending time with her family. Margaret is survived by her husband Tony; daughter, Leisa Arndt of New York, NY; sons Steven Burgess of Detroit, David Burgess of Midland; step children, Joanna Stephens of Midland, Tony Arndt, Jr. of Midland, Cristina Dickerson of Grand Rapids; 7 grandchildren and her Sister Irene Shipps of Iola, KS. A Funeral Service will be held at the Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, on Thursday, March 11 at 11:00 am with the Reverend Mike Luce of the Poseyville United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 10 from 4-7 pm and on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression sympathy may wish to consider giving to family in her name. Online Memorials are available at www.smithminer.com.