In 1935 Marguerite Yost Padgett won a trip to Chicago to be a delegate at the National 4-H Congress. In 1965 she was one of nine former 4-H members honored for their contribution to 4-H programs in Oklahoma. Padgett worked her way through Connors State College coaching 4-H girls. She received her teaching degree in home economics from Northeastern State College and her master’s degree from Central State College in Edmond. Padgett taught at Conley, Warner, Keota, Crooked Oak, and Oklahoma City. She worked as a supervisor for the National Youth Administration in Stigler, McCurtain, and Connors. Mrs. Padgett served as war Foods Supervisor in Muskogee during World War II and as assistant home economist in Seminole County. During her tenure as extension home economist in Oklahoma County she won the Distinguished Service Award for her ability to promote and implement new programs. She worked in 4-H programs in Oklahoma County for nine years during which time eleven girls whom supervised won national awards. When a new extension building was constructed in Oklahoma County in 1965 she was instrumental in the design and furnishing of the building. The building bears a marble plaque honoring her for her contributions. Padgett is an honorary member of Epsilon Sigma Phi of the Extension Homemakers Association, the Oklahoma Extension Home Economist Association, American Business Women’s Association, and the Eastern Star. She was selected for Who’s who of American Women, Personalities of the South, the National Register of Prominent Americans, and Intention Notables. Marguerite was married to Walter Padgett for fifty three years.
Marguerite was inducted in 1999.