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Margaret Cohagan

March 14, 2011


Margaret Lucille "Pete" Cohagan, age 88, of Wayland, died Monday, March 14, 2011 at the River Hills Village in Keokuk, IA.

She was born March 25, 1922 at Keokuk, IA, the only daughter of Theodore and Jennie Aleveta Peterson.

On September 21, 1947, she was united in marriage to Mearl J. "Bud" Cohagan in Keokuk. He preceded her in death on January 2, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Mearl E. "Gene" Cohagan and his wife, Theresa, of Kahoka, MO and Kirk T. Cohagan and his wife, Charlotte, of Lancaster, MO; four grandchildren: Clinton Cohagan and his wife, Melanie, of Lenexa, KS, Kelly Schofield and her husband, Danny, of Choctaw, OK, and Will and Kelsey Cohagan both of Lancaster, MO; special friend, Bill Cosgrove of Keokuk, IA; sister-in-law, Phyllis Peterson Brown of Billings, MT; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three brothers: Ralph,

Rudy, and Allen Peterson.

Margaret graduated from Keokuk High School. Most of her life was spent as a farm wife and stay-at-home mom. She was active in the membership of the First Lutheran Church in Keokuk, and was proud of her Swedish heritage. She was active in extension, the Clark Co. American Cancer Society Board, and worked with the Survivors for Relay for Life. She loved

to sew and quilt, play cards and was an avid Cubs fan. She was known to make the best cookies in Clark County according to family and friends. More than anything, she loved spoiling her grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Rodney Underwood officiating. Burial was in the Frazee Cemetery, rural Alexandria, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the First Lutheran Church, Keokuk, IA or the American Cancer Society.

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