Margie Fern Dent, 86, of Rocheport, MO and formerly of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 7:03 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. She was born on September 13, 1931 in Knox County, MO to Mason H. & Eula Baskett Edwards. She married Everett Allen Dent on January 17, 1952 in Newton, KS. He preceded her in death on August 28, 2013. She worked for the AT & SF Railroad and co-owned Dent’s Parkview Memorials with her husband in Fort Madison for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Margie is survived by: 2-daughters: Deborah (Roger) Pederson of Columbia, MO & Brenda (Terry) Dietsch of Boonville, MO; 4-grandchildren: Heather Pederson, Danielle (Gary) Rees, Caleb (Devon) Bohlmeyer & Cullen Bohlmeyer; 2-step grandchildren: Heather (Matt) Newland & Amy Dietsch; 10-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, 1-daughter: Kathy Jo Dent, 3-sisters: Betty Partridge, Leta Madden, Lola Garrett and 2-brothers: Wesley and Wayne Edwards.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 with the family to receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison, IA. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. John Simpson officiating. Burial will be held at Oakland Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society. Online condolences to Margie’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.