Margaret 'Peggy' Beecher
July 1, 1922 ~ January 23, 2013
Margaret “Peggy” Beecher, age 90, of Elma, IA passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Colonial Manor in Elma. Margaret “Peggy” Ann was born to Louis and Margaret (Ruhoff) Kobliska on July 1, 1922 in Alta Vista, IA. She attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Elma. She was united in marriage to John “Ed” Edward Beecher on February 3, 1941 at Immaculate Conception in Elma. The couple made their home on the Beecher family farm until July 19, 1994 when they moved to town after a tornado destroyed their farm. Peggy enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, embroidery and reading. She was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Church and Rosary Society. Peggy is survived by her seven children, Sharon Gansen of Elma, Lindy (Wendy) Beecher of Eagan, MN, Pat (Wayne) Arnold of Elma, Betty Jo (Jack) Hastings of Alta Vista, Mary (Bill) Roths of Cedar Falls, Marcia (Greig) Grimm of Charles City, June (Arnie) Laures of Waukon; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ed; her grandson, Jason; her son-in-law, Jim Gansen; her sister, Lucile and her brother, Leonard. Cemetery: Burial will be at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a 4:30pm rosary and a 7:00pm scriptural wake service. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral mass on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Steve Garner celebrating.