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Margaret Jane Conway passed away on October 22, 2017 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Knoxville, Iowa, at 10:30 am on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Prior to services the family will be greeting friends from 9:00 A.M. until service time.
Jane was born September 15, 1935 in Leon, Iowa to Eugene and Sarah Carr. She graduated from Mt. Ayr High School in 1954. She earned her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University, where she graduated in 1958 with a major in Home Economics Education. She married Robert Conway in Maloy, Iowa, and they eventually settled in Knoxville, Iowa, where Bob had a veterinary practice.
As a dedicated community volunteer and leader, Jane was the first female Knoxville City Council member and the first female president of the Knoxville Rotary Club. She could always be counted on to make pies for fundraising events or to help prepare meals at St. Anthony Catholic Church. She loved her work as a travel agent, cooking, gardening, traveling, and watching high school and college sports. She especially loved attending football games at Iowa State University. Above all, she dedicated her life to being a great mother and wife. She was proud of Bob's professional success and cherished her kids' accomplishments in scholarship, athletics, and business.
Survivors include Jeffrey Conway (Jolene) of New Orleans, Louisiana; David Conway (Lyn) of Mound, Minnesota; Daniel Conway (Laura) of The Woodlands, Texas; Kelley Conway (Patrick Sweet) of Madison, Wisconsin; and Kristi Caldwell (Rick) of Waverly, Iowa; and eleven grandchildren. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Conway.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville High School Scholarship Fund.
Published on October 23, 2017
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