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Margaret “Maggie” Martin, 74, passed away peacefully in her sleep from natural causes on March 31, 2021.

Maggie was born February 13, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa to Robert and Florence Johnson.

Maggie lived her life for her grandchildren and her family. She had a strong faith and belief in God. Throughout her life she was a member of several churches. She was very active with the AFSCME and numerous political campaigns. Her work at the Department of Corrections spanned from probations, parole, Fort Des Moines, and Women’s facility. After retiring from the DOC, she worked at New Directions. She was always tirelessly advocating for others. Maggie knew no strangers!

Maggie is survived by her children, Melissa (Jimmy) Garcia and Richard (Liz) Martin; grandchildren, Bradley Hill, Maggie Hill, Samantha Schminkey (Brandon Reese), and Louis Martin; great grandchildren, Lia and Brewer; sisters-in-law, Barb Johnson and Darlene Shoff; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Ray Johnson, Bob Johnson and Jerry Shoff.

The family will greet friends Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.


Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, April 8, 2021
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Service:
Thursday, April 8, 2021
6:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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