Margaret Edie Reilly

Margaret Edie Reilly

Margaret Edie Reilly

Mount Vernon

Margaret Edie Reilly, 94, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. Private burial will be held at the Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery. A celebration of life is being planned for the spring of 2023. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon.

Survivors include her children, Tim (Wendy) Reilly of Cedar Falls, Patrick (Carol) Reilly of Lisbon, and Laurie Reilly of Mount Vernon; and grandchildren, Shawna (Merle Fox) Reilly, Adam (Melissa) Reilly, Eryn (Neal Taylor) Reilly, Colin Reilly, Meg (Van Hunter) Reilly, Kate (Tyler Budding) Reilly, and Jamile (Joe) Conrad.

Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Kaleigh, Kayden, Kage, Owyn, Ian, Callahan, Declan, Allanah, and Jaxton; great-great-grandchildren, Wyn and Levi; sister, Bonnie Keith; and brother, Howard Clark.

Margaret was born to Ross and Laura (Whitman) Clark on March 14, 1928, on the Clark farm in rural Mount Vernon. She attended Rosedale Country School and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1946. On April 7, 1951, she married Donald Reilly. They settled on an acreage near her birthplace where they built their home and raised a family. Margaret worked hard to provide for her family. She was a beekeeper, gardener, and lifelong homesteader. Margaret enjoyed bird watching, caring for her flowers, fishing and traveling with Don in their RV. Most of all, family was her most precious gift, whether it was a trip to Ireland with Laurie or teaching the grandchildren how to play Euchre, Margaret cherished every moment with them.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Jake, Wayne, Irvin, and Eugene.

Memorials may be directed to the Southeast Linn Community Center.

Please share your support and memories with Margaret’s family on her Tribute Wall at under Obituaries.

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