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Obituary for Margaret A. Henkle

Margaret A. Henkle, 78, of Waterloo, died Friday, Nov. 3 at Ravenwood Specialty Care Center.

She was born May 8, 1939 in Waterloo, daughter of Harrison and Vada Miller Earnest. She married Everett Staley in 1959 in Waterloo. They later divorced. She married Charles J. Henkle in Waterloo. He died Jan.12, 2016.

Margaret worked at Hardees as a cook and also worked as a CNA in Waterloo.

Survivors include; a son, Mark (Missy) Staley of Washington; two daughters, Sheila Stover of Iowa City and Irene (Dale Jurasek) Chester of Texas; 12 grandchildren, Donna Boyer, Scott (Stephanie) Stover, William Stover, Cody Johnson, Brandon Sinclair, John Johnson, Rachel, Michael and Jonathan Mecklenburg and Patty (Kendall Walton) Mecklenburg and Justin and Kasey Staley; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Holm and Rose Earnest both of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Anna Earnest; her husband; her brother, James Earnest.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service West Ridgeway with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Public visitation will be for an hour before services.

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Waterloo, IA 50701

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Mt. Olivet Cemetery

3912 W. 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50701


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