Margaret T. Plasencia, 78, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday September 16, 2019. Funeral Mass: 1:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Pius X Catholic Church by the Rev Phil Thompson. A visitation will be held on Wednesday at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. Burial: Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Survivors include her children: Richard (Angela) Plasencia of Garrison, Iowa and Lucia Plasencia (Tom) Jones of Shawnee, Kansas, grandchildren; Lilian, Elizabeth and Caroline.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Plasencia, and her parents.
Margaret was born October 29, 1940 in Portsmouth, Virginia, the daughter of Oliver and Margaret (Eustotra) Brett. She was a graduate of Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids. On February 4, 1967 she married Richard Zachary Placencia in Hialeah, Florida. Margaret was a stay home mom. She also was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the Foursome Club. Margaret volunteered many hours for St. Luke’s Hospice and Therapy Dogs International. She was a very kind and giving person to all she met.