Margie Marie Sadler

F, #443, b. 28 October 1921, d. 21 January 2013
Grandaunt of Sheila Sue Altenbernd
Father*Gustave McCager Sadler1 b. 19 August 1888, d. 6 October 1964
Mother*Francis Anna Mae Reeder2,1 b. 14 February 1884, d. 1 July 1957
     Margie was born in Oran, Scott County, Missouri, USA, on 28 October 1921.3,1 Other sources show Margie Marie Sadler was born on 28 October 1921 in St Louis, St Louis County, Missouri, USA.2 She was the daughter of Gustave McCager Sadler and Francis Anna Mae Reeder.1,2
     Her common name was Pudge, Midge Sadler.
     When Margie was about five her mother would tag her and put her on a train to go see Muriel.

Margie was still a child when Lois Herrell and Gus Reid were married. Since Lois had always mothered Margie, Margie spent much time with them after their marriage. Lois was eight years older than Margie. As of October, 1991, Margie and Gus remain close.

Margie's mother made all of her clothes, even coats, until she was 14. Lois Reid (nee Herrell) and Marie Herrell (nee Sexton) also made many of Margie's clothes. Beautiful dresses that Margie still remembers.

Muriel Sanders (nee Herrell) was grown and away from home by the time Margie was born so Margie didn't get to know Muriel until she was older.     

Margie and Harold met while Harold was visiting his aunt. She was a neighbor of Margie's family. When I asked Margie what she remembered best about Harold, her reply was, "His beautiful smile, sense of humor, and disposition." Margie's fondest memory of Harold is the love he gave her for 44 years.

Margie is to be buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri alongside her husband Harold.

In September of 1991, Margie wrote the following about herself.
"I am a professional artist. I paint in oils, water and on porcelain and had my own kiln in St. Louis. I paint portraits, seascapes, land, birds, animals, any and everything. When Harold lived, I painted a 20 x 24 oil (Cheryl has this) and an 8 x 10 on porcelain, which I have.
"I began playing clarinet in 5th grade and continued thru high school. I played in elementary and high school marching bands and also at a dance orchestra. I taught myself piano and have played for over 20 years.
"I have sold paintings and hand painted porcelains since I began painting. I have many paintings and porcelain here, even though my neighbors, relatives and friends bought nearly everything when Harold died and I left St. Louis.
"I have studied Russian (Harold too), French, Italian, and Spanish.

"I was an honor student, graduating with a 97% average.

"I made my clothes, Cheryl's and the grandchildren's for years. Also, embroidery, crewel, etc.

"I had taken tap as a child and truly always wanted to be an entertainer (which never materialized).

"Did I mention I am a great-grandmother? Rachel is two.

"Harold was the sweetest, kindest most loving and gentle man. I loved him even more after 44 years than when I married him. We had a great life and it has been very difficult to go on without him. Do you recall he was 6' tall and very handsome? He treated me like a queen, always and gave me all his love. He was one of a kind.

"I have a photo of Floyd (Herrell) holding me on his shoulders when I was a baby. Dorothy (nee Miller) and I were very close. She was 19 and I was 14 when Floyd married her. She was to the end, a dear, sweet, kindly loving girl, whom I loved like a sister. When she was dying, she looked at me and said sister. I remember Lois Ann and Sue as two beautiful, precious little girls with jet black curls, very petite. I loved Floyd, although he was grown when I was born and was not home very much, so I wasn't around him too much.

"Billy came to live with us when his Mom, Florence, died at 23. He was 5. Billy was always more like a brother than a nephew. I loved him dearly and was crushed by his death. We had lots of fun before we both married. Bill was very intelligent. He had so many sides that people didn't know about. He was sweet, a great sense of humor, great musician, and a fine man."

Margie says, "The Herrell's and Mom were known to change records, ages, and dates to favor them. Mother's age is still a mystery."

Margie's legal and baptismal name is "Margie".

Margie has been asked to join the DAR because of her grandfather, Hollis Sadler, being a member of the Confederate army.

Margie has several nicknames. Among them are Pudge, Midge, Margy, and Margit.

The following letter was received from Margie Christmas 1994.
"                    January 7, 1995

Dear Sheila,

When I returned from Texas, I received your card and letter. I'm glad I hear from you since your Mom never writes. Is she well? Were you aware that Judy's father, Gus Reid, died December 8th in St. Louis? He was 81. I had a letter from Cecille in Kansas; Lila and Bill came to see me and of course I always hear from Judy. I spoke with Muriel recently. I hope you are well. I know your are enjoying life. Love to your Mom and Lois.                    

Aunt Margie."

     Margie Marie Sadler lived with Gustave McCager Sadler and Francis Anna Mae Reeder on 7 April 1930 at 2813 South 18th Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.4
     Majorie Sadler was listed as Gus Sadler's daughter on the 1930 US Federal Census of St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, enumerated 7 April 1930.4 Her age at her last birth date was listed as 8. She was born in Missouri. . Her father was born in Missouri. Her mother was born in Missouri. She did attend school or college after September 1, 1929.4 She was able to read and write. She was able to speak English.4
     Margie is an artist and can paint on many different mediums. These pictures show some examples of her work.5

     Photo. Original photo in the possession of Margie Seago (#443.)6

     Photo of Margie Sadler. Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)

Margie Sadler

     Harold Nelson Seago married Margie Marie Sadler, daughter of Gustave McCager Sadler and Francis Anna Mae Reeder, in St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, on 28 September 1942 or 1943.2

     Photo on 28 September 1943. Original photo in the possession of Margie Seago (#443.)5

     Margie Marie Sadler and Harold Nelson Seago lived at 1120 Cont Drive, Creve Couer, St Louis County, Missouri, USA.2

     Photo. Original photo in the possession of Margie Seago (#443.)5

     She was baptized in St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, in 1961.3
     Margie Marie Sadler and Harold Nelson Seago lived at 4760 Pare Orlean Court, Missouri, USA, in 1970.7
     She resided in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA, in 1985.1
     Margie Marie Seago lived at 11060 Caravel Circle SW 202 Cinnamon Cove, Ft Myers, Florida, USA, between 1985 and 2013.8,1
     Photo taken by Sheila Altenbernd(#172) on 14 September 2003 in Ft Myers, Florida, USA. Original photo in the possession of Sheila Altenbernd(#172.)8

     Margie worked at AJ Florist, Ft Myers, Florida, USA, in 2013. She worked as a floral designer.1
     Margie died on 21 January 2013 at Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft Myers, Florida, USA, at age 91.1

The following guest book appeared online in February 2013
Sheila Altenbernd
Avondale, Arizona
February 12, 2013 8:59 PM I was surprised and sorry to hear about Aunt Margie's death.
I am thankful I was able to have a visit with her in November. It was a quick trip, but we had an enjoyable time.

Aunt Margie had a wonderful sense of humor and made me laugh whenever I was with her. Her many friends and family will miss her.

Sheila Altenbernd


Cheryl Ann McCormick
Humble, Texas
January 28, 2013 6:29 PM Dear Momma, No words can describe the deep sorrow I feel losing you. My heart aches because I can no longer talk to you, hug and kiss you. You have been my mother for over 68 years and I never imagined you would ever be gone. I know you are with the Lord, happy and at peace but, the pain and sorrow is for those of us left behind. I am your only child and until God calls me home, I will live with the memories I have of you. I'm sorry I wasn't with you at the end but I pray you heard my cry and tears of love for you. I miss you so much mommy!


Jarrod C. McCormick
Humble, Texas
January 28, 2013 2:36 PM Nana, I can remember you painting a picture of me when was visiting you and Papa in St Louis. You spent a significant amount of time getting me dressed to go out in the snow and once I was outside, I immediately wanted to get back into the warm house. You told that story so many times and painted a picture that I will always have. I miss you. Love, your gradson, jarrod.


Jarrod C. McCormick
Humble, Texs
January 28, 2013 9:45 AM Nana, we all miss you, love you and hold you in our hearts. Love Jarrod, Jamie, Jordan, Kaleigh % Sean.


Cindy Pratt
Houston, TX.
January 25, 2013 8:31 PM My Dear Nana, I think about you all the time, and have cried so many tears. I pray that God will give me strength and somehow get me through, as I struggle with this heartache that was caused by losing you. I'll cherish every memory of you deep inside my heart, for memories never fade because we are apart. I know you are in Heaven waiting there for me, until the day God calls me home on earth is where I'll be. Love your granddaughter, Cindy


Bob & Lilian Macy
Cinnamon Cove, Fort Myers, FL
January 25, 2013 1:07 PM


Mary H. Klunk
Ft Myers, Florida
January 25, 2013 11:00 AM Marge was an inspiration and great role model for "how to grow old gracefully." I met her 10 years ago when we bought the condo next to hers. I was teaching school, and was here in the summers, she always baked brownies for my flight back home at summers end. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor. I loved hearing her play the piano. Once, we celebrated Thanksgiving in July. She had had surgery and I took a plate over to her with turkey and all the trimmings. She had a great sense of humor and could laugh at life. She was an independent spirit on a first name basis with God. She will be missed.


Louise MacIntyre
Agawam, MA
January 24, 2013 11:56 PM My deepest sympathies go out to Margie's family and friends. She was a great friend to my sister and mother. When I called AJ Florist and she answered the phone she was always so interested in how I was and how my family was doing. She was a great lady. I am so sorry for your loss.


Rachael O'Bella
Spring Tx
January 24, 2013 11:40 PM My sweet Nana you will be forever loved and missed.


Erin McCormick Reichenberger
Wichita, Ks
January 24, 2013 10:31 PM My dear Nana. I loved you more than you know! I'll miss our phone conversations and the stories you would tell. Know that I will never forget you! I love you Nana.



Anne Turnley
Cinnamon Cove, Fort Myers, FL
January 24, 2013 10:02 PM Margie was the best neighbor, always giving me baked goods and spreading good cheer. She cared for any neighbor in need; Bess, Adelaide, Bob and many others. I will miss her very much. Her stories of war time with her husband were terrific too.


Linda Robinette
Fort Myers, FL
January 24, 2013 5:15 PM Every time I saw Margie, I always got a GREAT BIG smile, a hug and a cookie or something sweet!(besides her)
What a greeting!!! She has been welcomed into the house of GOD, and will surely be an asset!

You had a wonderful personality and great gift of LOVE!! Go in PEACE my friend, Linda


Elaine Stefanacci
Fort Myers, FL
January 24, 2013 5:10 PM Margie was a great friend and will be truly missed. I have many wonderful memories of time spent together. Rest in Peace, Margie. I Love You.

Last Edited=28 May 2013

Family: Margie Marie Sadler and Harold Nelson Seago


  1. [S1140] Margie Seago Obituary, HorizonFunerals.Com, Ft Myers, Florida, January 21, 2013, on February 16, 2013 . Hereinafter cited as HorizonFunerals.Com.
  2. [S78] William Herrell (#128), "Bill Herrell's Genealogy Records (copy)" (New Haven, Missouri). Supplied by Mike Herrell - 1991 . Hereinafter cited as "Bill Herrell Records."
  3. [S196] Margie Marie Sadler unknown date.
  4. [S452] Gus Sadler household, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Independent City, Missouri, population schedule, town of St Louis, enumeration district (ED) 96-413, supervisor's district (SD) 9, sheet 12A, dwelling 157, family 254, National Archives micropublication . Viewed at . Hereinafter cited as 1930 Census - Missour - St Louis - Sadler.
  5. [S259] Interview with Margie Marie Sadler (Ft. Meyers, Florida), by Sheila Sue Altenbernd, September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003. Unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  6. [S255] Margie Marie Sadler unknown date.
  7. [S279] City Directory - St. Louis City - 1970 (n.p.:, 1970) . Hereinafter cited as City Directory - St. Louis City - 1970.
  8. [S157] Sheila Sue Altenbernd unknown date.
  9. [S1141] Margie Seago Guest Book, HorizonFunerals.Com, Ft Myers, Florida, January 21, 2013, on February 25, 2013 . Hereinafter cited as HorizonFunerals.Com.

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