Margaret Johnston Wineinger of Raleigh passed away Oct. 13, 2013. She was born in March 12, 1924, to Clement Bernard and Helen Saintsing Johnston of Wake Forest.
During the latter stages of World War II, Margaret met and married Lon E. Maggart of Tennessee and had a son, Lon E. “Bert” Maggart, Jr. before they divorced and Margaret move back to Wake Forest
In 1958, Margaret met and married Master Sgt. Max E. Wineinger. A widower, Max had two children from his first marriage, Max and Janet.
During the next several years, the family moved to various locations in the United States and Europe, including Fort Riley, Kan., Fort Sill, Okla. and Aschaffenburg, West Germany, until Max retired from the U.S. Army in 1971 following a tour in Vietnam.
Max and Margaret then moved to Wake Forest and later to Raleigh while Margaret worked for the state government and Max worked for the city of Raleigh.
Margaret was an enthusiastic home gardener, member of the Wake Forest Garden Club and avid supporter of the Wake Forest College birthplace.
When Max retired, the two traveled until Max’s health failed. Following Max’s death in 2002, Margaret moved to the Springmoor Life Retirement Community where she continued to support various activities in Wake Forest until she was unable to drive.
Margaret was a gracious, giving person who never met anyone she did not like. She had friends everywhere, including many from assignments in Germany during the 1950s and 1960s.
Margaret is survived by her son Bert Maggart and his wife, Wanda; daughter Janet Cornelius, son, Max E. Wineinger, Jr.; sister, Betty Johnston Frankow and her husband, David; two granddaughters, Susan Mears and fiancé, Cy Jary, Kirsten Jernigan and husband, Glenn; and four great grandsons, Drew and Grayson Mears and Chad and Chase Jernigan; many nieces and nephews including Jim Johnston, Steve Johnston and wife, Jenny, Clyde Johnston and wife, Suzanna, Jackie Fearing and husband, Charlie, Cheryl Ann Johnson, Karen Phillips and husband, Allen, Sylvia Porter Griggs and husband, Eddie, Cathy Johnston-Forbes and husband, Foster; and Dexter Horton and wife, Shirley.
A memorial service will be held at Bright Funeral, Dec. 4, 11 a.m. Margaret’s family will greet friends prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society, P.O. Box 494, Wake Forest, NC 27588-0494.