Margorie Andersen, 92, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, surrounded by the people she loved. A private funeral Mass will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements by Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her children, James (Deanne) Andersen, Mary (Michael) Flynn, Colleen (Art) Flores, Carole Andersen and Steven Andersen; three stepchildren, John (Juanita), Stephen (Karen) and Michael (Stacy) Andersen; grandchildren, Kristine (Cord) Linville, Ryan Andersen and Maura Andersen, Mackenzie (Ryan) Barton, Meghann (Chris) Harrington and Morgan Flynn (Aaron Lui) and Nicholas and Audrey Andersen; five great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; sister, Margaret Thomas; and many extended family and wonderful friends.
Margorie Ann Farrell was born Aug. 24, 1925, to Thomas and Mary (Baragary) Farrell, in Nebraska. She attended Catholic school in Alta Vista and began nursing school at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Clinton. She served as a nurse for more than 45 years, caring for patients in the Clinton and Cedar Rapids areas. She married Vernon Andersen on Nov. 13, 1948. He passed away in 1983. She married Paul Andersen on Nov. 10, 1990. He passed away in 1997. Margie was a giver and servant, always keeping busy by helping others. She volunteered to help patients with cancer, Alzheimer's, and those in hospice. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and participated in prayer circles. Margie belonged to a local PEO chapter, enjoyed reading, completing crosswords, baking, watching Hawkeye football and basketball and traveling, especially a trip to Ireland to celebrate her proud heritage. Margie cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Hazel; husband, Vernon; husband, Paul; and sister, Rosemary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Please share your support and memories with Margie's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.