Margaret Bryson


August 20, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Margaret E. Bryson, 76, Iola, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Iola Nursing Center.

Margaret was born Oct. 13, 1935, on a farm east of Cherryvale in Labette County, the daughter of Kenneth Edgar and Joanna Maxine (Testerman) Hild. She graduated from Cherryvale High School.

Margaret worked in banking for 39 years. In 1957, she began working for People’s State Bank in Cherryvale. On Oct. 13, 1964, Margaret married Carl Lee Bryson and they made their home in Iola. She went to work for Allen County State Bank as a secretary in the loan department. She became a trust officer when the bank became Allen County Bank & Trust. When Emprise bought the bank in 1993 she served as senior vice president until retiring in 1996.

She was a member of Business and Professional Women.

Her husband, Carl Lee Bryson, survives; as do two brothers, Donald Hild, McKinney, Texas, and Kenneth Hild Jr., Edmond, Okla.; and a sister, Reba Borovicka, Republic, Mo.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Louise.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Visitation will follow the service. Memorial gifts may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences for the family may be left at


May 14, 2021
October 19, 2018
October 11, 2017
April 8, 2015