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Margaret Ella (George) Mobley July 4, 1940 to January 24, 2021

Margaret Ella (George) Mobley

July 4, 1940 to January 24, 2021


Margaret Ella (George) Mobley, 80, of Downing, Missouri, passed away at her home on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

The daughter of Frank Reid and Frances (Eason) George, she was born on July 4, 1940, in Lancaster, Missouri. She was a 1958 graduate from the Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Missouri. Following her graduation from high school, she was united in marriage to William Eugene Mobley on June 8, 1958, at the Lancaster Christian Church in Lancaster, Missouri, and to this union three children were born, Robert Bruce, Robin Sue, and Pamela Lea. Bill and Margaret traveled throughout the United States, as Bill was in the United States Air Force for twenty years.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Bill Mobley of Downing, Missouri; three children, Bruce Mobley and wife, Jeanie, of Macon, Missouri, Robin Jackson and husband, Donald, of Queen City, Missouri, and Pam Stice and husband, Tony, of Newton, Iowa; 8 grandchildren, Ronald Jackson and wife, Amy, of Downing, Missouri, Kade Jackson and wife, Chelsea, of Downing, Missouri, Kala Miller and husband, Eric, of Ottumwa, Iowa, Riley Jackson and wife, Kyla, of Bloomfield, Iowa, Kara Fleshman and husband, Brady, of Columbia, Missouri, Veronica Stice of Des Moines, Iowa, Melanie Stice of Newton, Iowa, and Kalee Jackson of Queen City, Missouri; twelve great grandchildren, Taylor Miller, Jordan Miller, Carson Jackson, Zaeli Jackson, Naomi Jackson, Collin Jackson, Meredith Jackson, Rowdy Jackson, Conley Jackson, Morgan Miller, Rowen Jackson, and Vivian Jackson; one sister-in-law, Susan Anderson and husband, Ronnie, of Center, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members, and a host of many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Margaret worked with Maxine Willier at Mid Missouri Travel Agency, as a travel guide, and at the Lancaster Excelsior Newspaper for several years. She was an active genealogist. She was a founding member of the Downing Community Christian Church and was involved, as the treasurer and as the pianist for many years. She helped to establish the Schuyler County Chapter of the Daughters of the America Revolution, and held state offices in several of these organizations. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors, The National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, The National Hugenot Society, Life Member of the Jamestowne Society, The Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia Inc., First Families of Tennessee, Daughters of the American Colonists, and Red Hatters.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri. The body will be interred at a private family service at Jacksonville, Missouri, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Memorials have been established for Downing City Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to the family, by logging on to Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.

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