Margaret Greene


Margaret E. Greene, 95, of Ottumwa died at 9:33 a.m. April 29, 2024 at her home.

She was born December 6, 1928 in Wapello County to Ernest and Alta Simmons Gruwell. Margaret married Marvin E. Greene on August 24, 1946 and he preceded her in death on October 2, 2009.

Margaret was a foster parent through American Home Finding Association and the State of Iowa for 16 years.

She was a member of Northgate Alliance Church, Champion 55 Bowling League Fan Club and Good Sam Camping Clubs.

Surviving are her children, Stephen Greene of Ottumwa and Debra (Lance) O’Brien of San Antonio, TX; 4 grandchildren, Michael Greene of Ottumwa, Trevor Greene of Rock Island, IL, Shannon (Ken) Murphy of Ottumwa and Kristin (Rex) Bair of San Antonio, TX; 7 great-grandchildren, Trenton, Katie, Natalie, Spencer, Preston, Dawson and Madilyn; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Carmon and Ayla; and a brother, Dean (Betty) Gruwell of Tucson, AZ; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dale Gruwell and Donald Gruwell.

Visitation will be open at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2nd at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, May 3rd at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Eschenbrenner officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties.

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