Margaret P. Willard

Nov 11, 2020
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1:00 pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service

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5:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service 

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Garden of Memories Cemetery     


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Margaret P. Willard, 67, of Waterloo, died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

She was born on February 10, 1953 in Waterloo, the daughter of Harold and Virginia (Glaspie) Bronner. 

She attended Waterloo East High. 

Margaret worked at Exceptional Persons, Inc. as a bus driver and at the group homes for 46 years until retiring. 

Margaret enjoyed trips to the casino and visiting with people. She was known for her sense of humor and being a neighborhood mom. She had a special place in her heart for animals, from the horses she cared for as a child to her cat, Miss Kitty. She was gifted at helping people and loved her job. Margaret was the best grandma, and her grandchildren were her world. 

Survived by her son, Larry Willard, Jr. of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Haley Willard of Waterloo, Alex Willard of Hudson, Kimmy Willard of Oelwein, and Maddy Willard of Waterloo; and two great-grandchildren, Vinny and Lincoln Edgington.  

Preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. BrIan Jay heeren | Nov 16, 2020
    Margret was a beautiful person and loved making people laugh. I worked over 10 years ago with her at EPI and stayed friends with her. She did love the grandkids very much. She will be missed very much. She was loved by so many of the clients at EPI and worked long hours on the weekends for many years and the clients on her bus route loved her as well. I will miss you Margret as you were a great friend who brought me much laughter over the years, and who I knew was a true friend. 
  2. Amy Stearns | Nov 13, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a good person who treated everyone with kindness. I drive bus with her at EPI. She will forever hold a special place in my heart. 

    Thinking of you all,

    Amy Stearns

  3. Terrie Esquivel | Nov 13, 2020
    Larry and family, i am so sorry fory your loss. I drove bus with Margaret at EPI For many years. She was one of our family there and will be missed

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