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Margaret James

December 26, 1932 — January 15, 2016

Margaret Mae James, the daughter of Henry and Karen Marie Elizabeth (Jensen) Roed, was born December 26, 1932, in Anita, Iowa. Margaret entered eternal rest on January 15, 2016 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center, Kirksville, Missouri, at the age of eighty-three years and twenty days.
Margaret attended school in Anita and graduated from Anita High School. She married Ivan Loye James on June 18, 1950, at the Lutheran Church in Anita, Iowa. This union would be blessed with six children. Ivan and Margaret would farm in the Anita area for a few years after their marriage. They eventually moved to the Adams County area where Margaret spent most of her adult life.
Margaret was a homemaker and farm wife, helping Ivan on the farm. She worked at Country Haven as a cook for many years. She also worked as a cook at the Happy Hollow Country Club and various other restaurants in Corning.
Margaret was an avid reader. She loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the Corning Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Corning Saddle Club. Margaret served as a 4-H Leader when her children were young.
Left to cherish Margaret’s memory are her daughters: Ramona James, Red Oak, IA; Phyllis (Allan) Garey, Viilisca, IA; Wanda (Richard) Morelock, Novinger, Mo; son: Randall (Jane) James, Prescott, IA; sisters-in-law: Sarah Roed, Corpus Christie, TX; Harriet Roed, Battlefield, MO; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Preceding Margaret in death was her husband Ivan in 2009; two sons: Dale and Bill James; her parents; two brothers: Marvin and Kenneth Roed; sister: Helen Crees; brother-in-law: Clarence Crees; grandson: J.J. James.

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