Margaret Morrison Derrick

May 10, 2012

Margaret Morrison Derrick, 97, of Frankfort, IN, died May 10, 2012, at Wesley Manor Retirement Community. She was born in Shelbyville, Indiana on October 29, 1914 to Don C. & Mabel E. (Greenlee) Monfort. She attended public schools in Shelbyville and Indiana University. She moved to Frankfort in 1934 and on June 1, 1935, married Henry Y. Morrison, who preceded her in death on January 14, 1988. She married Harrison Derrick on March 2, 1991, and he preceded her in death on June 22, 1999. Mrs. Derrick in earlier years had been active in the First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort, the Riley School PTA, Tri Kappa Sorority, and Literary Club, and she volunteered in the gift shop in Frankfort’s Hospital.

Visitation and Services

A memorial service will be held in the Wesley Manor Chapel at 10 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, with visitation one hour prior to the service in the Chapel. The family will also receive friends for one hour following the service. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation be made to Wesley Manor Good Samaritan Fund, 1555 N. Main St. Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

She is survived by her daughter: Marilyn A. (Morrison) Osterhoff and her husband, James M. Osterhoff, of Englewood, CO; her son, James W. Morrison and his wife, Edith S. Morrison, of Moneta, VA; 5 grandchildren; Anne M. (Osterhoff) Bitsie, Amy L (Osterhoff) Olmsted, Susan M. Osterhoff, James W. Morrison, Jr. and Jennifer A. Morrison and 8 great grandchildren, a step-daughter, Barbara (Derrick) Puterbaugh and her husband, Philip Puterbaugh, of Colorado Springs, CO, a step-daughter, Pat Saffran, of Davidson, MI, 8 step grandchildren, 20 step- great-grandchildren and 2 step great-great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Norma (Potter) Monfort, of Port St. Lucie, FL and many nieces and nephews. She was provided loving care in her later years by the staff of Wesley Manor, private caregivers and staff of Guardian Angel Hospice.

Preceded by:

In addition to her two husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, C. Richard Monfort, of Bloomington, Indiana, and Port St. Lucie, Florida.


2 Condolences for “Margaret Morrison Derrick”

  1. Carolyn Williams May 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Marilyn and Jim M., I am so saddened of the news of Margaret passing.She was the sweetest lady I have ever known. I loved her dearly. My prayers are with each of you during this trying time.

  2. A. Jackson May 16, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies in the loss of a precious mother and grandmother. May the fond memories shared bring comfort during this time of grief and pain.
    ( Isaiah 25:8)

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