Margaret Ellen <I>Mercer</I> Feige

Margaret Ellen Mercer Feige

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Death 22 May 2008 (aged 88)
Saylor, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa, USA
Plot North Half of East Part, Row 6
Memorial ID 60468017 · View Source
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Margaret Ellen Feige was born November 25, 1919 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of John Mercer and Dolly (Chittenden) Mercer.

She was raised in Des Moines and graduated from East High School. She was united in marriage to William Feige and the couple farmed in several communities, including Winterset, Collins, Maxwell and Pleasantville. Margaret work at Johnny & Kay's Motel and Restaurant in Des Moines for many years. In her later years Margaret lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Coleen and Donald Clifton, before moving to Des Moines in August of 2005.

In her spare time, Margaret enjoyed collecting dolls, flowers — especially geraniums — and cooking. Margaret was famous for her delicious crème pies.

She was found dead in the early morning hours on Thursday, May 22, 2008, in the laundry room of the Saylor Township home she shared with at least two other adults. Feige had been beaten to death.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1972; a sister, Ruth Christian; a brother, Aughtwell Mercer; two daughters, Shirley Powers and Coleen Clifton; and a grandson, Miles Dunley.

She is survived by a son, Paul Feige (Frances) of Pleasantville; a daughter, Judy Dunley (Mike) of Apple Valley, Minnesota; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

Services were held on May 27, 2008 at the Pleasantville Baptist Church, with interment at the Pleasantville Cemetery.

If you have any information regarding this case, please call the Des Moines Police Dept. at 515-283-4869.

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  • Created by: Leslie MITCHELL Smith
  • Added: 22 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60468017
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