Margaret L. Herkless

June 24, 1919 ~ July 20, 2019 (age 100)



Margaret L. Herkless 100, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 9:45 P.M. Saturday July 20, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Columbus, Indiana.

She was born on June 24, 1919 in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Plank) Pyle. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business Administration. On August 2, 1941 in Rochester, Indiana, she married Heber C. Herkless. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2009.

Mrs. Herkless started her professional career working for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana. She worked many years at the Fulton County Treasurers office, Rochester, Indiana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Rochester, Tri-Kappa Sorority and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at Indiana University. She had been an active Bridge Club member and enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her daughter, Julia and husband Dale Schroeder, Columbus, Indiana, grandsons, William Schroeder, Columbus, Indiana, John and wife Kristin Schroeder, Bloomington, Indiana, great grandchildren, Bailey Schroeder and Taylor Schroeder, both of West Lafayette, Indiana, Levi Schroeder, Bloomington, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Steven Herkless in 2016, sister, Mary Moore in 2010.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Thursday July 25, 2019 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Graveside Service
July 25, 2019

1:00 PM
Odd Fellows Cemetery
620 W. 3rd Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975

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