Marguerite “Margie or Marg” Iverson McKenna passed peacefully in Baltimore, MD on
November 26 th , 2019 on her 69 th and a half birthday. She was born on May 26 th , 1950, a blessing
to the late Pietrina “Lee” Virginia and Leland “Pete” Iverson. She loved the orchestra,
particularly the violin, throughout her life. Margie grew up playing the violin in the BSO youth
orchestra and was soon offered first chair. Margie had the kindest, most loving spirit, a
welcoming smile, and a laugh that would light up a room. Her passion for helping others and
her compassionate heart led her to be an amazing nurse and diabetes educator. It was rare to
go anywhere where someone didn’t know her and have a story to tell about how she had
touched their life. She was a voracious reader, loved dancing, sailing, walking, watching the
trains, and would not do without her coffee. With her daughters, she knew how to “pump up
the lasagna.” Her beautiful life will be remembered by so many including: her loving husband
Harold “Duke” McKenna; her daughters: Laura and husband Chris, Karen and husband Alan,
Jennifer and husband Mike, Amy and husband Mark, Leia and husband Michael, and Magin and
husband Carl; her grandchildren: Haley, Ethan, Eliza, Gabriella, Evan, Delano, Alex, Jonah, Riva
and Noah; her sisters: Carol, and Elaine and husband George, her former husband and friend
Jeffrey Fowler, and her life-long friend Margaret Starr; also, her favorite furry friend Furball.
Until her last hours, Margie had a smile on her face and love in her heart. The light that Margie
brought to this world will be sorely missed. There will be a reception of friends and family
December 7 th 10-11:30 AM & Mass to follow at the Catholic Community at Relay, 5025 Cedar
Ave., Halethorpe, MD 21227. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American
Diabetes Association. If you have a fond memory of Margie, or story to share please post
below. Her family would love to share in your memories.
Her granddaughter wrote to share: “She was sweet and funny. If you knew her, she was caring,
kind, loving, and almost always happy. She was so fun to play with.” Margie would agree as
playing with her grandkids was one of her purest joys!
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