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Margaret E. Scully, 70, formerly of Chillicothe, died at 10:07 a.m. December 13, 2017 at her daughter's home in Blakesburg.
She was born October 18, 1947 in Ottumwa to Robert E. and Rose Etta M. Bailey Paulos. She married Gerald L. Scully on October 14, 1966 and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1994.
Margaret had worked for a short time at Ottumwa City Hall, she had operated the scales at the Wapello County Landfill, had worked at Cooper's Corner in Chillicothe and had worked with in-home care.
Margaret enjoyed being with her family and spending time with her sisters and her dog, Peaches.
Surviving are her children, Lee (Ami) Scully of Kirkville, Pennie (Mark) Dalbey of Blakesburg and Denita (Gary) Brooks of Ottumwa; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her mother, Rose Etta Paulos; her siblings, Mary Ann (Danny) Toubekis, Thelma L. Meeker, Christina (Jack) Showman, Roberta (James) Bradley, Stephen (Marie Carter) Paulos and Paul (Sally) Paulos all of Ottumwa.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Paulos and a brother, Joseph Paulos.
Funeral services will 3 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Chillicothe Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.
Published on December 13, 2017
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