Thursday, November 18, 2010
Portage Public Library Anticipates $50,000 Bequest
Link to November 10 Portage Daily Register article.
Excerpt: The Portage Public Library soon could receive $50,000 for books from the estate of a Portage woman who died in July. Much of the money might be used to pay for large-print books.
Margery Staudenmayer, a former model and actress from Portage who died July 6 at age 84, evenly divided most of her $200,000 estate four ways, leaving money to the Portage Public Library, the Columbia County Humane Society, Friends of MacKenzie Environmental Center in Poynette and Friends of Devil's Lake State Park.
Staudenmayer's house in Portage makes up most of her estate. [Library Director Shannon] Stiller told the library board in its Tuesday meeting that an attorney from Bennett &Bennett, the Portage legal firm handling her will, told her an offer on the house had been accepted. Assuming financing goes through, the liquidation will be finished by year's end. Staudenmayer specified that the library's portion, expected to be $50,000, be used for books.