Margie was born and raised in Hutchinson. She graduated from Buhler High School and Hutchinson Junior College, as it was known then. She spent 25 years working for the State of Kansas in the Department of Human Resources and Commerce, retiring as the manager of the Workforce enters in Hutchinson and Newton. For the past 12 years she has worked part-time for Sunrise Staffing as an employment recruiter. In addition, she and her husband Scott, a fellow Hutchinson native, owned and operated Hutch Improvement Homeworks until 2017. They have two grown daughters, five grandchildren, and one great grandson. She is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoys gardening, reading and travel.