Margaret Knox
1938 - 2021
Margaret Knox
The greatest legacy one can provide is love, and Margaret Knox graciously and generously gave her warmth, kindness, and love throughout her life. A love that now sustains her family and friends upon her death on January 5, 2021.
Margaret was born on July 26, 1938, in Adair, Iowa to Roy and Ethelyn Hopkins. On December 28, 1958, she married Jerry Knox, her high school sweetheart, and her greatest adventure began. Together they raised two daughters, relocated to numerous cities and traveled extensively throughout the world, were active in their church and communities, and remained devoted to each other and deeply in love.
Margaret graduated from Adair High School, earned her teaching credentials from Concordia Teachers College in Nebraska, completed her Bachelor's degree from Southern Colorado State College, and earned her Master's in Education from Iowa State University. She taught in Iowa and Colorado and loved to share her appreciation of knowledge and learning and with her family and students.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Jerry; her daughters Kara Taber and Laurel Knox; her son-in-laws, Mike Taber and Tom Murphy; and her grandchildren Ben and Caitlin. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Beatrice, her granddaughter, Emma, and recently joined by her sister, Wilma.
A private service will take place in Ames followed by a reception for family and friends at Brookside Park in Ames, Iowa at 11:30 AM on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Published by Ames Tribune from Jun. 19 to Jun. 20, 2021.
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Jerry, so sorry to learn of Margaret's death. Only by chance did I see this, as I don't check the Tribune obituaries often. My sincerest condolences to you and your daughters. I warmly remember Margaret and am thinking just now of your visit to Tucson a number of years ago when the three of us met for dinner. You are in my thoughts. I hope all is well with you.
Nancy Polster
June 26, 2021
Margaret and I both taught together in the Ballard & Ames Community school Districts. She taught me so much and became a wonderful mentor and friend. Continued prayers to the family for their loss.
Barb Van-slyke
June 25, 2021
Mrs. Knox will always be remembered fondly. She was my children's teacher at Meeker School. We loved Mrs. Knox.
June 21, 2021
Mrs. Knox was my daughter’s second grade teacher in Ames. Such a sweet, caring soul! She truly had a gift for teaching. She instilled a love of learning that remains with my daughter today.
June 20, 2021
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