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Margaret G. "Peg" Hathaway

May 23, 1929 — August 20, 2022


Margaret G. "Peg" Hathaway

Margaret G. “Peg” Hathaway, 93, of Bettendorf, formerly of Davenport, died Saturday, August 20, 2022 surrounded by her family at Genesis East, Davenport.  She passed unexpectedly following complications of a fall. 


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Peg will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Davenport.  The Mass will be livestreamed by visiting St. Anthony's Catholic Church Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.  To view the prayer service, click Livestream Memorials may be made to the St. Anthony’s Care and Share Program.


Margaret G. Fuller was born on May 23, 1929 in Centerville, Iowa, a daughter of Bernard A. and Ruth M. (Beard) Fuller.  She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Iowa in 1950 where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. While at the University of Iowa, Peg was set up on a blind date with a young dental student named Alan D. Hathaway.  They hit it off even after his car door fell off the hinges.  The Hathaways were united in marriage on December 27, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville, Iowa.  Dr. Hathaway preceded her in passing on April 7, 2016 following 65 years of marriage.


Peg was a longtime member of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, TTT, P.E.O., served on the Lend-A-Hand Board for over 30 years, was a 1948 delegate to the Democratic National Convention and a member of the Outing Club.  She and Dr. Hathaway volunteered their gifts and talents for 28 years in Brazil, making 38 trips to provide dental care to under privileged children beginning in 1979.


Peg cherished her family and enjoyed their summers together at Lake Okoboji. She had a great love of swimming and had been a lifeguard in high school in Centerville teaching swimming lessons to anyone that signed up.  Peg enjoyed reading, playing competitive bridge, bingo, and in recent years, Rummikub. She was a talented cross-stitcher, making stockings for all her grandchildren as well as other things her family will treasure.


Those left to honor her memory include her children, Jeff (Brenda) Hathaway, Grimes, Iowa, Chuck (Nancy) Hathaway, Naperville, Ill., Ted (Carol) Hathaway, Bettendorf, Iowa, Anne (Terry) McAtee, Davenport, and Dr. Tony (Jo) Hathaway, Davenport; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Karwath Hathaway, Davenport; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susan (Ron) McConaughy, Dr. Bob (Cinda) Hathaway, all of Colorado, and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband, Peg was preceded in death by a son, Gregg Hathaway, a daughter-in-law, Margaret Hathaway, a granddaughter, Mindy Karwath, her parents, and a sister, Joan Hoffman.  May they rest in peace.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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