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Margaret Riggle

West Point, Iowa


February 4, 2016
West Point, Iowa


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King-Lynk Funeral Home Obituary

Margaret E. Riggle, 81, of Ft. Madison, passed away on Thursday, February 04, 2016 at 12:10 PM at the West Point Care Center. She was born on January 13, 1935 in Argyle, Iowa to William P. and Fern A. Head Burke. Margaret married Frank Bowen and they later divorced, she then married Wayne Riggle on March 13, 1983 in Memphis, MO. She worked for the State of Iowa Liquor Division for twenty one years, Iowa State Liquor Store in Fairfield and then became manager of the Hy-Vee Liquor Store in Fairfield. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. Margaret was an angel on earth. She loved her family and spending time with them. Not only was Margaret a caregiver to her family, she took care of and helped anyone she could. She was an avid bike rider and loved to walk. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Riggle of Ft. Madison, a son, Joe Bowen of Ft. Madison; a daughter, Nancy Bowen of Ft. Madison; sixteen grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Bowen of Ft. Madison; three step daughters, Debbie Moss of Ft. Madison, Terrie Mercer of Keosauqua and Cindy Goodwin of Iowa City; two sisters, Liz Coovert of Ft. Madison and Pat Jones of Keokuk; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Mike, two brothers and two sisters. Friends may call after 1 PM on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will meet with friends from 2-4 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Mark P. Spring officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date. Cremation rites have been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A memorial has been established for Lee County Hospice and online condolences may be left at

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Margaret was an angel and just a beautiful lady, inside and out. Wayne and Margaret are friends of my parents and I remember visiting and staying at their house in the summertime when I was young. To say she was a family friend is an understatement. She (and Wayne) are family in every sense.

Wishing the entire family peace at this time of dismay. May you draw strength on each other.