Margaret Mickelson, 89, Ellis, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society, Ellis.


She was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Hays to Ralph and Eunice (Cockrell) Loflin. She was a 1948 graduate of Ellis High School.


She married Ralph Mickelson on May 30, 1948. She was a homemaker and cake baker.


She was a member of the Ellis United Methodist Church, the ESA Sorority.


She was an avid horsewoman and enjoyed competitive trail riding.


Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Zerfas and husband, Terry and Norleen Knoll and husband, John, all of Hays; two sisters, Marilyn Waldschmidt, Fruita, Colo., Lois Ryff, Hutchinson, Edna Hansen, Ellis and Helen Johnson, Hobbs, N.M.; eight grandchildren, Zach, Sara, Joe, Mike, Lynn, Lisa, Blaine and Doug; and nine great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Norman Mickelson; a granddaughter, Denise Mickelson; and a brother, Norman Loflin


Private family services will be held with a public celebration of life service to be scheduled at a later date.


Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637, is in charge of arrangements.