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“I'm sorry for your loss, she was a beautiful woman, I'm so happy I got to know her before her passing. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Smith - Battle Creek, MI

“Jack, Melody,Family - sorry to hear about Marguerite's passing. What a special lady she was ! Always thinking, working and caring for others. She...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: daniel kunitzer - Frankfort, MI

“Dear Jack,Just minutes ago I learned of Marguerite's passing. One will never know the sadness that a family experiences until this happens to them. ...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Reginald (Reggie) Dickson - MI

“Our heartfelt sympathies are sent to you and your families, Jack. Marguerite was a very dear friend for many years beginning with BCHS--to being in...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Len & Lois Spyker - Loudon, TN

“Dear Jack and family. I just learned of Marguerite's passing. I will miss her very much and wish you all pleasant memories of her. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Surprenant - Springfield, MI

“Jack, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, My prayers and thoughts are with you. My God bless you and your family, and know that Marguerite is in good...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Thomas (Reese Family) - MI

“The PEO Cookie Exchange was always a wonderful time in our house. Upon identification as a creation from Marguerite, her baked goods always...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Kate, Andrew, and Gary Robbins - MI

“So sorry for your loss, may the family find comfort @ Issiah 25:8,AJ ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Tim and family,Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mom. We'll keep her in our prayers. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: ernie malafronte - Naugatuck, CT

“I always remember her gentle voice and her smile. She was a great Girls Scout leader and mentor. My condolences to the family. R.I.P. Mrs. Eagles. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Holly (Hallaxs) Munsch - MI

“Jim and Mel,You are both very special and we both know what it is like to lose a Mother. We are only a phone call away if there is anything you need....Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Ron and Esther Kiefer - Darien, IL

“She was a great lady and wonderful human being. I have many fond Girl Scout memories of her. Crickett ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Diana Prickett - Phoenix, AZ

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Marguerite Caroline (Stocker) Eagles, 85, of Battle Creek, died peacefully at home with her family at her side, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

She was born December 13, 1931 in Evanston, Illinois to Oscar and Anna Lydia (Bischoff) Stocker. She grew up in Battle Creek and was a 1950 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Marguerite earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Western Michigan University. She managed the Bookstore at W.M.U. during her education and then later taught 2nd grade at Springfield Elementary. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.

Marguerite married Jack E. Eagles on June 1, 1957 at First Congregational Church. Surviving are her husband and best friend, Jack; three children, Christy Joy (Dan) Nowak of Comstock Park, MI, Melody Lee (Jim) Jankowski of Darien, IL, Tim Stocker (Dawn) Eagles of Unionville, CT; a sister, Heidi (Scott) Sherman of Vero Beach, FL; nine grandchildren, Nicole (Matthew) Kearney, Marco Eagles, Sandra Eagles, Megan Lawlor, Jacqueline Nowak, Andrew Nowak, Rachael Nowak, Tyler Jankowski, Kelly Jankowski and one great-granddaughter, Talula Kearney. Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jack E. Eagles, Jr.; a brother, Ralph Robert Stocker.

Marguerite was a member of the First Congregational Church, its Mary Daniels Circle and a volunteer at SNAP. She was a Troop leader for the Girl Scouts and a board member and vice president of the Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council. Marguerite volunteered thousands of hours to put Girl Scouting on the map in Battle Creek.

Marguerite was also a member of Tri-Sigma sorority and a member of the PEO Chapter AB. She enjoyed traveling, extensively throughout the world, tending to her rose gardens, and baking Swiss Christmas Cookies. Marguerite will be remembered as a loyal Detroit Tigers fan and always having a full cookie jar.

Marguerite's family will receive friends 5:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Thomas Ryberg at the First Congregational Church, 145 Capital Ave. Battle Creek, 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017. Interment will be held Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Marguerite may be made to Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, 601 W Maple St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008; Marian E. Burch Adult Day Care Center, 1150 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49014; or Heartland Hospice, 8075 Creekside Dr. #120, Portage, MI 49024. Personal messages for the family may be placed at