Margaret Carroll


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Posted Online: May 02, 2013, 8:53 pm
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Margaret Jean Carroll, 88, of Bettendorf, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mohassan Caldron No. 2 of Davenport or to the Silver Creek Chapter 302, Order of Eastern Star in LeClaire.
Margaret was born on March 27, 1925, in Davenport, the daughter of Herbert C. and Vera Gaghagen McCauley. She was united in marriage to James A. Carroll on Feb. 8, 1944, in Davenport. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1988.
Margaret was employed by the government while her husband was in the service. Upon his discharge from the service, they moved to LeClaire where they had owned a confectionery store called Slip In.
An elder at the former St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Davenport, she also was a Past Matron with the Silver Creek Chapter 302, Order of Eastern Star in LeClaire, for more than 70 years. She also was a Past MCO with Mohassan Caldron No. 2, Daughters of Mokanna in Davenport and Past Supreme Mighty Chosen One of Daughters of Mokanna in 1981.
Margaret enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting.
Those left to honor her memory include her sister-in-law, Gertrude Whistler, Arkansas; two nieces; two nephews; and her special friends, Sharon Carroll, East Moline, and Steve and Marilyn Rinehart, Bettendorf. In addition to her husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Katherine S. Griesel.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Margaret's obituary at McGinnis-Chambers.com.












 



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