Margaret Shoup Obituary

Margaret  Shoup
Peg Shoup
Margaret Shoup

May 20, 1925 - July 13, 2010
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Margaret "Peg" Shoup, 85, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, surrounded by loving family at her daughter's home in Cedar Falls, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 17 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Private burial will be Monday at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Peg was born on May 20, 1925 in Des Moines to Axel and Agnus (Griffen) Linden. She worked at a variety of interests including United Services, Service Master and most recently the Coffee Tree at Merle Hay Mall. As an active member of St. Theresa Church she participated in the Rosary Society and worked in the school lunch room. Her community service continued as she participated in the VFW Auxiliary, Des Moines Park and Recreation Commission and countless hours at St. Vincent DePaul.

Peg loved sports. She coached the St. Theresa basketball and softball teams and competed in the Des Moines Women's Golf tournament of which she was a former director.

Those left to cherish Peg's memory include her husband of 61 years, John of Des Moines; daughter, Mary (Edwin) Dickens of Cedar Falls; two sons, Michael of Omaha, NE and Gerald of Des Moines; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Franz Linden; and son, John L. Shoup.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to St. Theresa Catholic Church and School or Cedar Valley Hospice.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, July 16, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US
Saturday, July 17, 2010
10:30 AM


St. Theresa's Catholic Church and School
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50312