Margaret Hynek Killough, 87, Memphis, Tenn., passed away after a short illness on Saturday, June 18, 2011.
Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis was in charge of arrangements.
The family asks that any memorials be sent to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or the American Library Association.
She was born in 1924, the daughter of John and Barbara Hynek, Tama.
The Hynek family was the long-time owners of the Tama News-Herald.
A graduate of Tama High School, she received a B.A. in Textile Design and High Fashion Patternmaking at Iowa State University in Ames,
Mrs. Killough was preceded in death by her husband, James Killough
Survivors include three children: David Killough, of Nashville; Barbara Leach (Keith), of Cordova; and Belinda Gordon (Tim), of Chicago, Illi. and three grandchildren: Henry Gordon, Abbigail Gordon and Harper Gordon; and an aunt, Marcella List, Tama.