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Margaret M. Mckibben

April 13, 1937 — October 5, 2022

Margaret Mary, daughter of Bernard and Mary (Maystadt) Olberding, was born April 13, 1937, in Carroll, Iowa. She was the youngest of 8 children. Margaret attended school in Manilla and graduated from Manilla High School in 1955. She attended nursing school in Council Bluffs and then Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Margaret then enlisted with the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. While in the service, she was united in marriage to Clifford F. McKibben in a military wedding on May 21, 1960. Two sons, Andrew and Matthew, were born to this union. Margaret was stationed in Hawaii, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia. While in Texas, she furthered her education at A & M and UTEP, always wishing she was more educated. After Clifford passed away unexpectedly in 1969, she returned to Iowa to raise their boys.

Margaret was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Church in Manilla and the Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed reading, working with her flowers and working as a nurse. Margaret deeply loved her family.

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Margaret passed away at her home in Manilla, Iowa, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 22 days.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clifford McKibben; daughter-in-law LeeAnn McKibben and grandson Maxwell McKibben.

She is survived by her two sons: Andrew (Susannah Chance) McKibben of Gilmington, New Hampshire and Matthew McKibben of Manilla; three granddaughters: Kayla (Travis) Martin of Iowa City; Mollie McKibben of Iowa City and Johannah McKibben of Bellevue, Nebraska; three great-grandchildren: Carter Hand, Alice Martin and Calvin Martin; two sisters: Alice and Marion; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. "Happy Day"

Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022 at Sacred Heart Church, Manilla, Iowa

Celebrant was Father Shinoj Jose

Music "Amazing Grace", "On Eagle's Wings", "The Old Rugged Cross", "Ave Maria" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" by Sacred Heart Choir, Barb Baker, Organist

Mass Servers were Avery Henkelman and Lane Koski

Lector and Eucharistic Minister was Steve Vollstedt

Casket Bearers were Margaret's Family

Interment was at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens, Denison, Iowa

Military Honors By American Legion Post 132, Manilla, Iowa and U.S. Army Honor Guard

Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla in charge of arrangements.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Mass of the Christian Burial

Monday, October 10, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Interment with Military Honors

Monday, October 10, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

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1709 4th Ave S, Denison, IA 51442

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