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Margaret E. Phipps, 80, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at Mercy Hospice-Johnston after a long, courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. She was born December 31, 1938 to Wesley and Jennie (McNeley) Breeding in Des Moines.

Margaret had the joy of staying home with her children and being active in their lives as they grew. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling and fishing. More recently, Margaret was an avid thrift store shopper, knowing when the new inventory would arrive and getting to know the employees. She had a wonderful sense of humor all the way to the end and received her greatest joy from spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

Margaret is survived by her children, David Phipps, Valarie and Mark Johnson, and Kimberly Phipps; grandchildren, Jami Olsen, Crystal Phipps, Kristina and Stephen Hunt, Jeremiah Johnson, Justin and Victoria Hyde, and Becca and Cody Ludlow; great-grandchildren, Devin, Tegan, Jackson, Jordan, Sydnee, Lyric, Ariana, and Willow; loving dog, Sassy; and a host of other family and beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Phipps; and brother, Verlyn Breeding.

A celebration of her life will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Margaret “GBO”.

Condolences may be expressed online at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, January 10, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines
Service:
Thursday, January 10, 2019
6:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines
Disposition:
Cremation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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