Margaret Clemmens, 78

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Margaret Clemmens, 78, formerly of Springdale and Iowa City, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at The Gardens Assisted Living Center in Des Moines.

Margaret Eileen Witzel was born November 23, 1938, in Osage, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Esther (O’Brian) Witzel. After she graduated high school in 1957, she moved to Iowa City and started working for State Services for Crippled Children. He husband Evan and Margaret were engaged on June 24, 1961, and were married on August 31, 1961, at the Coralville United Methodist Church.

Margaret’s family includes her husband of over 55 years, Evan; their children, Lisa Lewis (Scott), of Ankeny, and Scott Clemmens (Jill), of Oskaloosa; grandchildren - Sarah & Amanda Lewis, Jeremy (Hannah) Bower, and Jordan Bower; and great grandchildren - Jayana and Brooks Bower. She also has four nieces and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Donna Cashen, Clifford Witzel, Barbara Grinstead, and Frances Witzel.

The family would like to extend a thank to all friends and family who kept in touch with her or visited her while living at The Gardens. Also, a heartfelt thank you goes to the hospice nurses who cared for her and the Gardens staff who worked tirelessly around the clock to make sure she was comfortable in her final days.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the Springdale United Methodist Church in Springdale, Iowa, with burial following at the Pee Dee Cemetery near

Springdale. There was a reception and time of visitation following the burial services, back at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made in Margaret’s memory to any of the following: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Springdale United Methodist Church, or The River Community Church of Iowa City.
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