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Marguerite Kenevan Esterly, 98

Marguerite (Peggy) Kenevan Esterly passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. At the young age of 98, Peggy was a beloved aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt.

Marguerite Kenevan Esterly, 98

She was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota. After starting her career in radiology in Toledo, Ohio, her love of the mountains took her to Denver, Colorado, for 30 years before returning to the Midwest to be near family in Des Moines, Iowa. Known as a prolific reader, diehard Broncos and Rockies fan, lover of Irish heritage, and sharp bridge player, she was always generous with a smile and a kind word. Choosing optimism daily, Peggy had a deep faith in God and collected many friends. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Joy group.

Peggy was preceded in death by her loving parents, George and Mable Kenevan; sister, Gertrude Ginther; brother, Thomas Kenevan; son, Barry Stevens; husband, Paul Stevens; husband, Rollie Esterly; and nephew, Casey Kenevan. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Thomas (Jeanne) Ginther of Eagan, Minnesota, JoAnne (Thomas) Cota of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michael (Ann) Ginther of Des Moines, Richard (Julie) Ginther of Des Moines, William (Debbie) Ginther of Rocklin, California, John (Leslye) Ginther of Burnsville, Minnesota, Patrick (Sue) Kenevan of Sun City, Arizona, and Louise Bennet-Kenevan (wife of Casey); 35 great-nieces and nephews; and 36 great-great-nieces and nephews.

The family thanks the wonderful staff at Silvercrest in Clive and Unity Point Hospice Care for their love of dear Peggy. She will be forever deeply loved and missed. Graveside services are in Austin, Minnesota. Memorials are preferred to St. Pius X Church.