Margaret DiGiovanna, the daughter of Joseph & Mary DiGiovanna, was born on September 30, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri. She joined her parents in heaven on January 5, 2013. She is survived by her beloved sister, Ann Heater, and the focus of her love and dedication, affectionately called 'Tete' by her seven nieces and nephews, 24 great-nieces and nephews, 57 great-great nieces and nephews, and one great-great-great niece. Her life was characterized by her dedication and service to others. She served her country from 1944-1946 in the U.S. Navy and received the American Campaign Ribbon, and the Victory Medal. After her retirement from the U.S. Government, she worked tirelessly serving as a volunteer in local hospitals and other service organizations. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Visitation is from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is at 11:00 A.M. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. To leave condolences for the family, visit www.newsalemfuneralhome.com. Arr: New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery (816) 796-8600.
Published in Kansas City Star on January 8, 2013