In Memory of

Margaret Ann Seaman

April 20, 1927 - August 15, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Margaret Ann Seaman

Margaret Ann Seaman

Born: April 20, 1927
Died: August 15, 2018
Age: 91

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Margaret Ann Seaman passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, August 15, 2018, at Spencer Municipal Hospital. She was born in Milford, Iowa, on April 20, 1927, and she graduated from Milford HS in 1945. Her parents, Ed and Nina Chaffin, had three other children, Joan, Sarah Jane, and Truman, with Truman being the lone survivor. 

After WW2, Margaret met Earlen Seaman. They were married in Jackson, MN, on November 8, 1947, and then settled down on a farm five miles south of Spencer. They had three children: Jill, 69, Mike, 68, and Lee, 62. The family was active at the Congregational Church in Greenville, with Margaret assisting in a variety of volunteer positions. 

Earlen and Margaret loved to bowl, and they traveled to many tournaments throughout the United States. 

In 1957 they moved to a farm just a couple of miles away, and they resided there for many years. Earlen passed away in June of 1998, and Margaret remained at the farm site where so many memories had been forged. She eventually moved into Spencer in 2002 where she lived until her final day. 

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband Earlen, sisters Joan and Sarah Jane, and granddaughter, Kayla. 

She is survived by her brother, Truman; children Jill (Craig), Mike, and Lee (Carol); grandchildren Michelle (Loren), Chad (Kristy), Seth, Alex (Liz), Jesse, and Gabe (Kristen); and by great-grandchildren Ryan, Aaron, Kylee, Cowen, Porter, and Stella; as well as other relatives and a host of very dear friends. 

The family is deeply appreciative of the wonderful care provided by Spencer Municipal Hospital, and is thankful for the support and warmth given by Warner Funeral Home.

Public graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Liberty Cemetery in Greenville, Iowa.
Liberty Cemetery
Greenville, Iowa


Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 10:35 AM
“Jill, Mike and Lee and families, I was so saddened to hear of Margaret's passing. Your whole family was always such a part of my growing up years, and Marg was such a good friend of Mom. My prayers for comfort go out to all of you. I imagine Mom and Marg are having a great time together again.”
- Krissy White Davis
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:48 AM
“Our sympathy to the entire Seaman family.”
- Colleen and Bill Gerdeman
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:35 AM
“Lee & Carol and family,
Wishing you moments of PEACE and tender REFLECTIONS.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. God will give you peace and strength.”
- Bob & Audrey Schmidt
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:32 AM
“Lee, Carol & family so sorry to hear about Mom & Grandmother.”
- Mike & Renee Juza
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 1:58 PM
“Seaman family, please accept my sympathy on your loss. I didn’t really know your mom but remember her from the kid’s YMCA preschool years.”
- Susan wedel
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 1:58 PM
“Jill, Mike & Lee, So sorry for your loss, so many of the Greenville/Rossie families are gone now. We have our good memories left to comfort us. I send you my sympathy and prayers. Love, Sara”
- Sara French Suda
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:13 AM
“My prayers are with you as you share the time God gave her with you. ”
- Jan smith
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM
“Lee, Carol and family, so sorry for your loss, I remember having coffee with her at Phyllis’s house many times. ”
- Arlene wimmerlee
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:38 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Great memories of when we were neighbors across the section.”
- Steve White
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2:38 PM
“We want to send out our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Mike and I (Cindy Larsen) went to school with you and are so sorry for your loss. ”
- Mike & Cindy Buren
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:09 PM
“Lee, Carol and family,
So sorry for your loss. Remember your Mom from bowling days..what a neat lady. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless”
- Mark &Alene (Brinkley) Peters and Family
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“Seaman Family, Sorry that on earth you are losing a incredibly tough and amazing women, but she loved Jesus and because she did we will see her again. It was such a privilege this past year to be part of a Bible Study with her at Spencer Manor. I learned a lot from her and she was always thinking, seeking and asking good questions. I pray the Lord will comfort you as you celebrate this amazing women.”
- Kurt Van Noord
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“My deep sympathy to Margaret's family on the loss of your precious mom. I always enjoyed time spent with Margaret after getting to know her well when I was a hospice volunteer for Erlan. May God comfort your hurting hearts now and in the day's to come. ”
- Carol Albers
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“Margaret was a very sweet lady! Loved visiting with her. She will be missed a lot.Thoughts and prayers..”
- Deborah Helmke
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“Heaven gained a very sweet lady. Many fond memories of her. Prayers to all the friends and families. ”
- Todd Bailey
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 8:42 PM
“We pray for peace and comfort for her family.”
- Myra Coover
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:34 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. May the loving memories you share and God's Word comfort you at this difficult time.- Revelation 21:3,4”
- A. White
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 3:46 PM
“Margaret will be missed! What a wonderful lady she was. Thinking of your family.”
- Heather Peters
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