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June 19, 2008

(8/22/1929 -6/9/2008)

Margaret Mae Moffett, 78, of Memphis, Missouri died Monday, June 9, 2008 at the Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

She was born August 22, 1929 at Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois to Lester Floyd and Blanche Marie Myers Nichols. Margaret graduated from high school in Washington, Iowa.

She was united in marriage to William Herbert Moffett at Washington, Iowa on November 5, 1949. To this union three sons were born. Margaret and her husband were charter members of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Memphis.

Margaret worked in Memphis at the National Garment Factory for twenty years and also at the Button Factory. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery hand work and had a great love of cats. In her pastime she enjoyed watching television and especially enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and old movies.

Survivors include her two sons: Gary Lee Moffett and his wife, Donna Lee, of Queen City, Missouri; Bill Moffett of Bloomfield, Iowa; five grandchildren: Stephanie Nicole Bailey and her husband, Jeremy, of Hamilton, Iowa; Christopher Michael Moffett of Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Missouri; Zack Moffett of Independence, Iowa; Brian Moffett of Panhandle, Texas; Samantha Tarpin and her husband, Ben, of Memphis, Missouri and four great grandchildren: Grace Bailey, Tyler Bailey, Kimberly Nicole Horsemayer and Colby Tarpin. Also surviving is a brother Ronald Nichols and his wife, Donna, of Omaha, Nebraska; a sister Joanne Sikora of LaVista, Nebraska and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son Mike Moffett.

Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church and may be left at or mailed to the Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555.

A graveside service was held June 12, at the Memphis Cemetery. Pastor Mark Appold officiated the service with burial following in the Memphis Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeremy Bailey, Brian Moffett, Scott Wickert, Karl DeMarce, Rick Green and Carl Trueblood. Honorary bearers were Christopher Moffett, Ted Gundy, Charles Hammack and Mark Kutzner.

Online condolences may be sent to Margaretís family at

Memphis Funeral Home is caring for Margaret and her family.

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