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Margaret Louise Chism
Des Moines, Iowa

Margaret Chism, age 73, passed away at her home on February 17, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born the daughter of Walter and Ruthie Cockrell on November 15, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Margaret attended Des Moines Tech and graduated in 1965. She worked for Urban Dreams, the City of Des Moines, and worked many years at Prairie Meadows. Margaret enjoyed doing puzzles, sewing, spending time at the casino, playing cards, and baking, especially her famous pineapple upside down cake. Margaret will be remembered most for her caring heart and her willingness to help others in need. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her children, Oneda (Leslie Howard) Chism, Willie (Adrienne) Chism, Jr., and Angela Chism; grandchildren, Marlo (Sara), Marshay, Devontay, Taylor, and DeAngelo; great-grandchildren, Ontané and Aaliyah; siblings, Harriett (David) Colton and Ruth Cockrell; nieces and nephews, Frances, Frank, Nicole, and Vance; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Sharon Cockrell.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with funeral service to begin at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2021 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Interment will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in memory of Margaret.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com

Service Details

Visitation:
Monday, February 22, 2021
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Monday, February 22, 2021
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Monday, February 22, 2021
Interment
Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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