The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 16, 2011

Margaret Ellen Row

The Joplin Globe


Margaret Ellen Row, 50, a resident of Joplin, Mo., formerly of Fredonia, Kan., died Monday, June 6, 2011, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo., as the result of injuries sustained in the May 22, 2011, Joplin tornado.

She was born March 31, 1961, in Fredonia, the daughter of Billie (Palmer) Row Kidd and the late William A. Row. Margaret was a 1979 graduate of Fredonia High School. She attended college at Labette Community College in Parsons, Kan., and obtained her RN nursing degree.

Margaret had worked at Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kan. and St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, for many years. Most recently she was employed as a hospice nurse in Joplin. She took pleasure in collecting clowns and piggy banks and enjoyed traveling.

Margaret is survived by her mother, Billie Kidd, of Fredonia; three brothers, William (Bill) and Karla Row, of Cassville, Mo., Bob and Cathy Row, of Fredonia, and Jack and Renee Row, of Golden City, Mo.; and one sister, Rose Mary and Greg Rhodes, of London, Ark. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. Margaret’s father, grandparents, aunts and uncles preceded her in death.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17, at the Fredonia City Cemetery with Mike Myers officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside.

Memorials have been established in Margaret’s name with the Ronald McDonald House in Joplin, and the Joplin Recovery Fund. Donations can be sent to Timmons Funeral Home.

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Timmons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 168, Fredonia, KS 66736 is in charge of the arrangements.