Margaret "Peggy" "Boe" McConkey
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Margaret Eleanor McConkey, 58, passed away February 12, 2013 at Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Visitation will be 4-7:00 p.m., Friday, February 15 at Iles Funeral Homes - Dunn's Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 16 at St. Augustin Catholic Church in Des Moines. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.
Peggy was born December 10, 1954 in Des Moines, the daughter of Mary O'Brien and James Murphy. Peggy graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in 1973. On June 22, 1974 Peggy was united in marriage to Joseph Fred McConkey at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cumming, Iowa. Peggy and Joe made their home in Prole, Iowa. Peggy worked as a buyer for the US Postal Service for 20 years. She retired in 2011.
Peggy was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, in Churchville, Iowa. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, mushroom hunting, walking, biking, music and reading. Most of all Peggy loved spending time with her friends and family, especially family vacations at the lake in Minnesota.
Peggy is survived by her husband, Joe; daughter, Angela (Kevin) Klobnak of Des Moines; son, James McConkey of West Des Moines; brothers, Jack Murphy and Jeffrey (Christine) Murphy; sisters, Casey Self, Sheila Murphy, Patricia (Keith) Van Nimwegen and Jan McCurnin. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Timothy Murphy, Terry Murphy and Maury Rahm.
Memorials may be directed to the ADPA Iowa Chapter (American Parkinson Disease Association), P.O. Box 507, Waukee, Iowa 50263 in memory of Peggy.
Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 14, 2013