Mrs. Margaret A. Sears


Mrs. Margaret A. Sears, spouse of Rev. Thomas A. Sears passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 16th at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church (1340 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403) with Rev. Sherrie Ilg & Rev. Jonathan Heifner officiating. Visitation will take place prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Chester Center Cemetery, north of Grinnell, Iowa.

Rev. Sears served Geneva-Bradford; Cedar Rapids, St. Peter’s-Bertram; Onawa-Turin; Onawa-Turin-Whiting; Fairfax-Palo-Lincoln; and was appointed to school. He went on honorable location in 1974.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Thomas; daughter, Sarah Parsons; son-in-law, Jerry Parsons; daughter, Martha Sears; and her three granddaughters, Katie Parsons, Claire Parsons and Ella Sears. 

A full obituary may be found at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s UMC in Cedar Rapids for children’s programs, or St Luke’s Healthcare Foundation, the Child Protection Center.

Bishop Haller and the Cabinet – December 13, 2022