Margaret A. Lockhart, 85, of Reinbeck, passed away on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center, Iowa while under the care of the Iowa Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at 10:30 AM at St. Gabriel Church in Reinbeck with Father Dennis Quint officiating. Visitation was held on Sunday, May 2nd from 3 to 5:30 PM at French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck with a 3 PM reading of the rosary and a 5:30 vigil. Interment was held at the Reinbeck Cemetery. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit our website at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Margaret was born on September 26, 1924 in Black Hawk County, the daughter of George and Lena (Lellig) Cavanaugh. She grew up in Dike, graduating from Dike High School. She attended Gates College in Waterloo. In 1945, she met Ray Lockhart. The two began dating and were later united in marriage on October 19, 1946 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grundy Center. Margaret and Ray moved to a farm south of Reinbeck after they were married, and later moved to town in Reinbeck. Born to the couple were three children. Margaret worked as a librarian at the Reinbeck Elementary School for several years and later worked as a secretary for Beard & Sweet Law offices in Reinbeck, where she later retired from.
She was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and the Legion Auxiliary. Margaret loved to garden and she especially loved taking care of her family.
Margaret is survived by her husband Ray of Reinbeck; children Barb (Jack) Kirkpatrick of Waterloo and Rick (Dee) Lockhart of Reinbeck; grandchildren Eric (Kari) Canakes and Jennifer, Melissa and Ryan Lockhart; great-grandson Tylor Canakes; sisters Marlys Miller of Cedar Falls, Marvene Niedermann of Reinbeck and Betty Hansen of Sunnyvale, Calif.; brother Kenneth Cavanaugh of Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her daughter Vicki Freeman; brother Donald Cavanaugh.
Memorials may be directed to the family.