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.
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Published by Ames Tribune from Jun. 19 to Jun. 20, 2021.