Marguerite Ruth Pettigrew Kinkead, 95, of Cedar Rapids, died Aug. 13, 2011, at Keystone Cedars. Memorial services were held Aug. 17 at Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bill Warhover officiating.
Local survivors include granddaughter Sarah (Steven) Davis, North Liberty.
Marguerite was born in Wayne County on April 6, 1916. She graduated valedictorian from Leon High School in 1934. She attended junior college in Chariton, and after receiving her two-year degree, she began teaching school. She earned a B.A. from Iowa State Teachers College and did graduate work at the University of Iowa. She taught in many schools in Iowa. In 1943, she married Vernon Kinkead in Ottumwa. They were married for 55 years.
Marguerite requested that rather than flowers memorial gifts be given to Echo Hill Presbyterian Church.