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BRITT —Margy A. (Hartzell) Darling, 82, of Britt, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt.

Visitation for Margy Darling was held from 4–6 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center St. W in Britt. Memorial services and burial will be private.

Margy Ann Darling was born Jan. 25, 1935, to Clarence and Lottie (Ellsworth) Hartzell in Britt. She graduated from Britt Community School in 1953 and later La James College of Cosmetology.

Margy owned and operated Hair Trends by Darling in Britt for 10 years. She later spent time working at Winnebago and Eaton Corporation before relocating to Mesa, Arizona, where she lived and worked for 14 years before returning to Britt in November of 2015. She had turned into a veritable institution at the Mesa Market Place and Swap Meet where she met and made many friends.

Margy is survived by three special nephews and their families: Gary Gjerstad of Britt, Ron and Cindy Gjerstad of Jackson, Missouri, and Curt and Kristi Gast of Britt; great-nieces and nephews Garrett and Marianne Gjerstad of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Kelsey and John Koenig and kids from St. Charles, Missouri, Heather and Mike Francis and kids from Cedar Falls, Brent and Tara Gast and kids from Cedar Falls, Ashley and Chris Hejlik and kids from Altoona, and Robert Goerish, USMC - San Diego, as well as many more nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers.

Margy was preceded in death by her husband Eldon Darling, parents Clarence and Lottie Hartzell, sisters Elaine Hartzell, Betty Klass, Zola Phy, Frances Gast and brother Clarence Hartzell Jr.

Ewing Funeral Chapel

178 Center St West

Britt, Iowa 50423



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