Margaret Rose “Peg” Lyness

Margaret Rose “Peg” Lyness

Margaret Rose “Peg” Lyness


Margaret Rose “Peg” Lyness, 98, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Ryan, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, at The Meadows in Manchester. She was born on March 4, 1924, on her family farm east of Monti, the daughter of William and Susan (Callan) McDowell. Peg was raised and educated near Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School. After graduation, she worked at Clover Farms grocery store in Ryan.

On April 27, 1948, Peg was united in marriage to Bernard “Bud” Lyness at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan. Three children were born to this union. Over the years, Peg worked at ERTL’s in Dyersville and then retired from Fareway in Manchester.

Survivors include her three children, Daniel (Helen) Lyness of Ryan, Mary Lou Wade of Ryan and William (Lori) Lyness of Rowley; eight grandchildren, Mike (Angie) Lyness, Jill (Dave) Kull, Cathy (Mark) Greif, Mark (Amy) Lyness, Clint (Brandi) Wade, Molly (Jeremy) Sickels, Alecia (Shane) Williams and Adam (Morgan) Lyness; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

Peg was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan. She recited the Rosary often during the day. Peg loved her family and spending time with them, especially her great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Peg was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard Lyness, in 1998; her son-in-law, Richard Wade; and her three sisters, Bernice McDowell in infancy, Marita (Lew) Hoyt and Mary Loretta (Bernard) Loughren.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan, Iowa, with the Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, Iowa. There will be a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Online condolences may be sent to

Inurnment: Calvary Cemetery, Ryan, Iowa.

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