Margie Galloway Obituary

Margie J. Galloway
Margie J. Galloway
Margie J. Galloway

July 23, 1922 - April 28, 2011
Born in Ottumwa, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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At 8:25 Thursday morning, April 28, 2011 our wonderful mother, Margie J. Galloway, passed away peacefully with her family around her at the age of 88.

Margie was born in Ottumwa, Iowa to Floyd and Mae O'Laughlin. She met Harold, her lifelong love, at a roller skating rink in Ottumwa and married May 3, 1941. They moved to Des Moines in 1949 where they owned and operated French Way Cleaners for 26 years. In 1978, they retired to Cape Coral, FL where they enjoyed 17 years of the warm climate, watching the storms and counting down the sunsets. Margie returned to Des Moines after Harold's death in June 1994.

Our mom was a devoted wife and mother who never met a stranger and was gifted at nurturing others. She made a difference in her community by volunteering for hospitals. She was a member of the Des Moines Public School Board & PTA and provided a safe open home for many neighborhood children. She showed her love to others through her passion for cooking. Her food would beckon takers for seconds and thirds and many wanting her recipes. Playing cards was her hobby, beating most that would play with her. She was a true Queen of Hearts!

Those who will be missing her are her 5 children and 2 Italian exchange sons and their spouses; Richard (Kathy) Galloway of Des Moines, Connie (Roland) Griffith of Prairie Village, KS, Soozie (Mike) McBroom of Des Moines, Bill (Paula) Galloway of Kansas City, MO, Tami (John) Rossignol of Newark, OH, Sid (Lucy) Berrone of Torino, Italy, Luca (Margaret) Berrone of Waukee, IA, and 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Harold; a great granddaughter, Claire Galloway, 4 brothers; Harley, Everett, Charles and Billy O'Laughlin; 2 sisters, Grace Rone and Dorothy Ross.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1st at Dunn's Funeral Home at 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 with the memorial service following at 2pm. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery at 801 19th Street, West Des Moines, IA.

Margie loved animals and she requested in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa at 5452 NW 22nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50313.

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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Sunday, May 1, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Sunday, May 1, 2011
2:00 PM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Sunday, May 1, 2011