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Margaret Edna Rhodes, 5th child of 11 children born to Roy and Gertrude (Davis) Dailey, was born February 4, 1920 in rural Mount Ayr, Iowa. Margaret was baptized in the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr at a young age.
Margaret grew up at Mount Ayr and graduated from Mount Ayr High School. She married Lloyd Rhodes of Cromwell, Iowa and together, they enjoyed many happy years together.
Margaret and Lloyd lived most of their married life in Colorado. She was "one of the best" waitresses around and served in restaurants for many years. Marg and Lloyd also operated apartments too. Marg loved to dance, and Lawrence Welk was among her favorite musicians. She was competitive in cards, was known for "colorful" phrases and had a great memory. She was somewhat of a historian as she could remember names and dates. Marg loved her many nieces and nephews. Many memories were made visiting their Aunt Marg in Colorado. Marg was compassionate, and she would make cookies and send them to her four brothers and their friends as they served our country in the military. After Lloyd passed away in 1978, Marg returned to Mount Ayr to live out the remainder of her life. Her home in Mount Ayr had an apartment that she rented out over the years.
Marg enjoyed talking on the telephone to her friends and family and was known to write many letters to them as well.
Margaret passed away in her home in Mount Ayr on December 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lloyd; five brothers Harold, Frank Lyle, Jack, Merle, and Howard; two sisters Dorothy Taylor and Darlene Harvey.
She is survived by her brother Donald "Jake" Dailey of Mount Ayr; two sisters Donella Reed of Mount Ayr and Jo Parker of Colorado; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Ringgold County Hospital Ambulance Dept.
Services: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 at Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, Iowa
Officiant: Rev. Ed Shields
Memorials: Ringgold County Hospital
We are sorry to learn of the death of Marg. She was a very candid person and we liked her. We look forward to seeing Marg alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection." John 5:28, 29
Jim & Donna Adams Dec 16 2017 12:00 AM
I didn't know Margaret very well, but had the pleasure of visiting with her a few times. I met her when I was selling vintage jewelry at the craft fairs. She had a couple of pieces that needed repaired, and ask me to come by. She brought out several of her jewelry boxes and had a story to tell about each piece she showed me. Those few visits still are some of my special memories that I'll always keep close. Margaret was a very special lady. Deepest sympathies to her family.
Barb Supinger Dec 14 2017 12:00 AM